63 people killed in an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan

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In Afghanistan, 63 people were killed and over 180 injured in an explosion targeting a wedding in Kabul last night.

Authorities said, the blast, which took place in the city's west, came as Washington and the Taliban are in the final stages of a deal to reduce the US military presence in Afghanistan.

The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack. Interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said, among the injured are women and children.

The wedding was believed to be a Shia gathering. Shia Muslims are frequently targeted in Sunni-majority Afghanistan, particularly by the Islamic State terrorist group. The terrorist group is also active in Kabul but did not immediately issue any claim of responsibility. (AIR NEWS)

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