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Breaking News: Kabul Suicide Bomber Kills 50

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A suicide bomb attack on a gathering of religious scholars yesterday in the Kabul, has killed at least 50 civilians.

Ariana News Agency- A suicide bombing at a wedding hall in the Afghan capital has killed at least 50 people and injured scores more, officials said, in one of the deadliest attacks to hit the city this year.

The blast ripped through a venue near Kabul’s international airport, where a gathering of religious scholars was taking place, the Afghan interior ministry said. The attack took place at around 6:15 p.m. At least 82 people were injured, the health ministry reported.
Afghan religious scholars wait outside the hospital after a suicide bomber targeted a gathering.
The blast was carried out by a suicide bomber, according to Najib Danish, spokesman for the interior ministry. The gathering was being held to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, he said.


No claim of responsibility has been made yet.


Despite diplomatic efforts to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, the security situation in the country has deteriorated sharply in recent months.
In August, at least 34 people were killed in an attack that targeted an education center. Among the victims were thought to be dozens of teenagers studying English.
In September, 20 people, including two journalists, were killed in twin bomb attacks on a wrestling club for which ISIS claimed responsibility. The second blast was detonated after emergency services, journalists and police arrived at the scene.

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