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A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people on Saturday night in Kabul (Afghanistan) and injured 182 in a blast in a crowded wedding hall where more than 1,000 guests gathered to celebrate a wedding.
"Everyone was running," a waiter in the hall Sayed Agha Shah told Reuters.
"Several of our waiters were killed and wounded."
Outside the corridor, people were looking for relatives, and shards of glass covered the floor, Jennifer Glasse reports for NPR from Kabul.
A spokesman for the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, described the attack as a "heinous crime against our people". Says Glasse.
No group has taken responsibility for the bombing, and the Taliban have denied being behind it.
in a largely Shiite neighborhood. Shiite Muslims are a minority in predominantly Sunni Muslim Afghanistan. The Islamic State has in recent years taken responsibility for earlier attacks on Shiites in the neighborhood, the New York Times noted.
The Taliban killed 14 people and injured more than 140 in a car bombing raid on a police station in Kabul on August
The attack came when the US and the Taliban approached a peace agreement that turned the Taliban into a kind of Power sharing agreement.
Alex Thier, Legal Adviser to The Afghan Constitutional and Judiciary Reform Commissions, told the NPR last week that Afghans "are confronted with a deep and profound sense of the need for peace stemming from the fact that it is so much violence … and honestly they feel ready to sacrifice for peace as well. "