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Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide blast

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Published on August 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide blast

A suicide bomber killed more than 60 people on Saturday night (Aug 17), in an attack on a packed wedding in the Afghan capital Kabul.

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Dozens killed in Afghan wedding suicide blast

The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. troops in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the government.

The Taliban denied responsibility and condemned the attack at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighborhood.

Women and children were among the casualties, Afghanistan's interior ministry said, and more than 180 were wounded.

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