Dozens of people are feared dead after a powerful blast rocked a wedding reception in the western part of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said that “blast caused civilian casualties,” adding that these may yet number in their dozens.
Witnesses said the building was packed with guests when the blast struck, as it’s Afghani tradition to invite hundreds of people to weddings.
Videos on social media showed shocked women screaming and crying outside the Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall.
Gruesome photos reportedly taken at the scene of the tragedy pictured bodies scattered on the floor amid overturned tables and chairs.
Conflicting reports have emerged as to the number of people killed and injured in the apparent suicide bombing. Local authorities have promised to give an official statement with details on the attack.
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