Suicide bomber kills over 50 at religious event in Kabul

Reuters International

Nov 20, 2018


By Abdul Qadir Sediqi and Hamid Shalizi

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.

Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said more than 80 other people had been injured.

“A suicide bomber detonated his explosives inside a wedding hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad’s birth,” Danish said.

The banquet room is in the Uranus wedding hall, a complex housing several large reception rooms near Kabul airport.

“Hundreds of Islamic scholars and their followers had gathered to recite verses from the holy Quran to observe the Eid Milad-un-Nabi festival at the private banquet hall,” said a spokesman for Kabul police.



Afghan security forces arrive at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

(Additional reporting by Jibran Ahmed, Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

Categories: Afghanistan, Asia

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9 replies

  1. I have been close to ‘terrorist attacks’ since I joined the Humanitarian Business in 1999 (Kosovo, Iraq, Libya). Am I now supposed to understand it all? I must admit: I simply cannot understand the ‘wisdom’ of blowing up innocent people. What the hell goes on in the mind of these ‘planners’ ?

  2. The result of the hate teaching of Islam for centuries.
    Kill those who do not believe in your Califath! You will ho to paradise in the name of God.

    They have strong faith—that is why they are afraid to kill innocent people. Can you understand Rafiq?

  3. To readers TMT and TALIBAN, ISIS .
    No day without killing innocent people in this world by uttering Allahu Akbar in the name of Allah.
    Whereas God say; do not use my name for evil purpose.

    Do not use MY Name for evil purpose, for it God will punish anyone who misuse My Name Exodus 20:7.

    It is very clear verse of God.

    The Tenet of Islam is Love & Justice for all.
    Islam’s Objective is The welfare and Happiness for Humanity.

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    • right. and non-Muslims kill equally (in larger numbers, because, well, they are so technologically advanced). Is it just ‘human nature’ or Shaytan

  4. There is NO PEACE in Islamic countries any more, even in Indonesia the extremist still persecute Ahmadiyyah and others.

    As long as there is the extremist intolerance, there is no peace forsure—

    But there is peace in those counties that obey Human Right and justice for all— Ahmadiyyah very enjoy to live in the non Islamic countries— they should appreciate it and give to thank to them instead of blame them.


    • reminds me: one not so poor Iraqi family decided to let their son ‘escape’ to USA so that he should not have to go to the military during the Iraq Iran war. With considerable cost and difficulties he reached New York – and was murdered there two months after arrival. Oh, how wonderful are the countries who obey Human Rights (generally)

  5. Do KSA and Iran obey Human Right?

    Both claim they are Islamic states, Islamic countries but they do not obey Human right. Can we justify they are the true Islamic state?

    They are true hypocrite

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