A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, August 17, and dozens of people were killed or wounded, a government official said. (AP)

Authorities in Afghanistan said a massive bomb blast late Saturday inside a packed wedding hall in Kabul "killed and injured dozens of civilians."

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombing in a western part of the Afghan capital. The victims were mostly members of the minority Shiite Hazara community.

Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi confirmed the blast and blamed "enemies of Afghanistan" for plotting the carnage. He did not explain further.


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Xinhua 22 Feb 2020 09:44 CET