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100th I-Day celebrations in historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace postponed after deadly Kabul bombing

The Afghan government has postponed celebrations for the 100th Independence Day of the country which was scheduled on Monday in the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace.
100th I-Day celebrations in historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace postponed after deadly Kabul bombing

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said the Secretariat tasked to organize the 100th Independence Celebrations of Afghanistan has postponed the event as per President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s instructions in a bid to pay respect to families of last night’s attack in Kabul.
Sediqqi further added that that President will deliver a speech and lay a wreath in Independence Minaret to honor the 100th Independence Day of Afghanistan and pay tribute to the martyrs of the freedom.
This comes as a suicide bomber targeted a wedding ceremony in West of Kabul city late on Saturday night killing or wounding hundreds of people.
Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the explosion took place at around 10:40 pm local time inside Hotel Shahr-e Dubai in 6th district of the city.
Rahimi further added that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among the guests of a wedding.
According to security officials, the attack killed 63 people and wounded at least 182 others.
 
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
Sunday 18 August 2019 18:28
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