KABUL WEDDING ATTACK: Least 63 killed and more than 180 wounded

An explosion from a suicide bomber killed at least 63 people and wounded more than 180 others Sunday at a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to officials.

An ISIS affiliate group claimed responsibility for the attack at the event attended by about 1,200 people.

One survivor of the attack, Ahmad Omid, said, “There are so many dead and wounded. I was with the groom in the other room when we heard the blast and then I couldn’t find anyone. Everyone was lying all around the hall.” (FOX News)

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  • The Taliban denied they were involved in the attack.
  • It appears that ISIS and its affiliates are still a threat.
  • The groom said he’s “lost hope” after the attack. His bride survived by his brother and other family members were killed. (BBC)