Afghan wedding blast leaves 40 dead

Taliban deny organising attack near Kandahar which also wounded more than 70 people.

     

    An explosion at a wedding party just north of Kandahar, Afghanistan, has killed at least 40 people and injured more than 70.

    Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, said the bombing was an attack against Islam and all of humanity. 

    Karzai blamed the attack on Taliban fighters, who denied the claim.

    The victims, including 12 children, are the latest casualties of the country's ongoing violence.

    James Bays reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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