- The death toll from a late-night suicide bombing at a crowded wedding party in the Afghan capital rose to at least 63 on Sunday, including women and children, officials said.
- The local Islamic State group’s affiliate claimed responsibility for what was the deadliest attack in Kabul this year.
- Another 182 people were wounded in the Saturday night explosion, government spokesman Feroz Bashari said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi confirmed the casualty toll as families began to bury the dead. Some helped to dig graves with their bare hands. Kabul residents were outraged as there appears to be no end to violence even as the United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end their 18-year conflict, America’s longest war. The Taliban condemned the attack as “forbidden and unjustifiable” and denied any […]