August 18, 2019 / 10:28 AM / a month ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for wedding suicide attack in Kabul

Afghan men comfort each other as they mourn during the funeral of their relatives after a suicide bomb blast at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Kabul on Saturday.

A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, the Afghan interior ministry said on Sunday.

Reporting By Omar Fahmy; Writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by David Goodman

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