Suicide Bombing In Kabul Kills 63, ISIS Claims Responsibility
ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed 63 people, with 182 wounded, which took place on Saturday (August 17) during a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Additionally, the incident claimed victims including women and children. The terror group say a Pakistani fighter detonated an explosive vest during the gathering of Shia Muslims.
In addition, the group claim a car bombing followed the initial attack; leaving the country’s President Ashraf Ghani to condemn the incident and the Taliban, who denied responsibility — claiming they still shared some of the blame for “providing a platform for terrorists.”
Ghani adds, “My top priority for now is to reach out to the families of victims of this barbaric attack.” He says he, “called an extraordinary security meeting to review and prevent such security lapses.”
For those who are wounded, I pray for your speedy recovery. I have ordered the relevant authorities to urgently assist in managing the wounded. In response to this targeted attack I have called an extraordinary security meeting to review and prevent such security lapses.
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) August 18, 2019