An explosion detonated by a suicide bomber ripped by way of a crowded wedding ceremony corridor in western Kabul on Saturday night time, with witnesses reporting a number of casualties.
“Everybody ran outdoors shouting and crying,” wedding ceremony visitor Mohammad Farhag instructed the BBC.
He stated he had been within the ladies’s part of the corridor — women and men are normally separated throughout Afghan weddings — when he heard an enormous explosion within the males’s space.
“For about 20 minutes the corridor was stuffed with smoke,” Farhag instructed the BBC.
“Nearly everybody within the males’s part is both useless or wounded. Now, two hours after the blast, they’re nonetheless taking our bodies out of the corridor.”
No group had taken accountability for the assault by Sunday morning.
The assault occurred in an space populated largely by Shia Muslims, the BBC reported.
Shia minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan have repeatedly been focused by Sunni Mulsim militants — together with the Taliban and ISIS, the BBC stated.
Kabul’s brightly lit wedding ceremony halls can maintain a whole bunch of individuals.
The explosion shattered greater than every week of calm within the Afghan capital.
Ten days in the past a Taliban automobile bomb aimed toward Afghan safety forces ripped by way of a busy west Kabul neighborhood, killing 14 folks and wounding 145 — most of them ladies, youngsters and different civilians.
Afghanistan has been affected by tensions and violence even because the Taliban and the US — which has 1000’s of troops stationed there — are reportedly engaged on a peace deal.
With Submit wires