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63 dead in kabul blast,over 180 injured

Kabul : At least 63 people were killed and 180 others were injured in a suicide blast at a wedding hall in kabul yesterday, the Afghan government said on  Sunday. The number of casualties was confirmed by Afghan interrior Ministry spokesperson Nusrat Rahimi. 

women and children are among those killed and wounded in the blast . Earlier, the death toll in the explosion was put at 40 and around 100 others  were wounded in the attack. The wedding hall is located in police district 6 and the blast took place at 10.40 pm (local time). Sources and eyewitnesses said that the hall was packed with guests were rushed to nearby hospitals. According to an Afghan-based journalist Bilal Sarwary, it was a Hazara wedding which was targeted by a suicide bomber.

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