Afghanistan Terror Attack

Updated: 11/21/2018 5:47:35 AM
Afghan authorities are working to identify those responsible for a suicide bombing that killed at least 55 people and wounded scores more who were attending a religious gathering in Kabul.
The victims included religious scholars from all over Afghanistan, invited by the Ulema Council to celebrate the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad on November 20.
Source: DORRIS

Published Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A suicide bomb attack on a gathering of religious scholars in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least 43 people, officials say.

At least 83 more were injured as the clerics met at the Uranus hall to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is one of the deadliest attacks in Kabul in recent months.

No-one has admitted responsibility for the blast, but the Islamic State group has said it was behind most of the recent deadliest attacks. Continuing attacks by the Taliban have also stepped up pressure on security forces.

Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, said: "Hundreds of Islamic scholars and their followers had gathered to recite verses from the holy Koran to observe the Eid Milad-un-Nabi festival at the private banquet hall."

A manager at the hall said the suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of the gathering. 1TV News quoted the health ministry as saying that 24 of the wounded are severely injured.
Source: DORRIS

Afghanistan Terror Attack Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Safety
Response: Shelter
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 55
Injured: 83

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