India condemns Kabul bombing that killed over 60

KABUL, Aug. 18, 2019 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on Aug. 18, 2019 shows a blast site inside Shahr-e-Dubai wedding hall in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan. At least 63 people were killed and over 180 others wounded in Saturday night\’s suicide explosion at a wedding hall in western Kabul, police of the Afghan capital confirmed on Sunday. (Xinhua/Rahmatullah Alizadah/IANS)

New Delhi (IANS): India on Sunday strongly condemned the horrific bombing at a Kabul wedding hall in which over 60 people were killed and called for the perpetrators of the terror attack and those who provide them shelter to be brought to justice immediately.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the cowardly attack and wished early recovery to the injured.

“India calls for the perpetrators of this heinous terror attack and those who provide shelter to be brought to justice expeditiously,” the statement said.

At least 63 people were killed and more than 180 were wounded when a suicide bomber targeted a wedding hall in the west of Kabul, packed with hundreds of guests on Saturday night.

KABUL, Aug. 18, 2019 (Xinhua) — An Afghan man cries over his brother\’s death in a suicide attack during a funeral ceremony in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2019. (Xinhua/Rahmatullah Alizadah/IANS)

Interior Ministry spokesman Nusrat Rahimi said the blast, which occurred around 10.40 p.m. on Saturday was a suicide bombing.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack, while the Taliban has condemned it.