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More than 50 killed in blast at religious gathering in Kabul

More than 70 other people were injured in the blast.

world Updated: Nov 20, 2018 20:24 IST
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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly blast near a demonstration in Kabul on November 12.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said more than 70 other people were injured in the attack.

“A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the birthday of Prophet Mohammad,” Danish said.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the blast.

First Published: Nov 20, 2018 20:01 IST