17 August 2019 Kabul bombing
|17 August 2019 Kabul bombing|
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10:40 p.m. (
On 17 August 2019, a
The suicide bombing occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m.
The explosion occurred shortly before the wedding ceremony was supposed to start. According to the wedding hall's owner, more than 1,200 people had been invited to the event, with a mixed group of Shi'ites and
At least 63 people were initially killed and 182 injured. While the bride and groom survived, both lost several family members. Many children were also among those killed. 17 more people succumbed to their injuries in the days after the attack, bringing the death toll to 80. The final death toll was put at 92.