August 18, 2019 / 6:25 AM / 5 months ago

Afghan president says Taliban can't escape blame for deadly bombing

FILE PHOTO: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani attends a meeting with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the annual Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a “barbaric” suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people.

“The Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame for they provide platform for terrorists,” Ghani said in a post on Twitter.

The blast late on Saturday wounded more than 180 people, with many women and children among the casualties, officials said.

Reporting by Kabul bureau; Editing by Robert Birsel

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