A bomb has exploded in a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing 63 people and injuring more than 180.
The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time (18.10 GMT) in an area in the west of the city, dominated by Shia Muslims
According to some Witnesses, a suicide bomber blew up explosives during the wedding ceremony.
As it stands now, no group has admitted detonating the explosives however for a long time now, Taliban Muslims, Sunni Muslims and the Islamic state group have been on the necks of Shia Muslims in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The interior ministry of Afghan confirmed the death toll moments after the bombing. Pictures on social media showed bodies in bloody conditions surrounding the wedding hall and capsized chairs and tables.
Afghan weddings often include hundreds of guests who gather in large halls where the men are usually segregated from the women and children.
Speaking to a Wedding guest Mohammad Farhag he disclosed that he had been in the women’s section when he heard a huge explosion in the men’s area.
“Everyone ran outside shouting and crying,” he told the media
“For about 20 minutes the hall was full of smoke. Almost everyone in the men’s section is either dead or wounded. Now, two hours after the blast, they are still taking bodies out of the hall.”
The groom, Mirwais also told the media “My family, my bride are in shock, they cannot even speak. My bride keeps fainting.
“I lost my brother, I lost my friends, I lost my relatives. I will never see happiness in my life again.”
A waiter at the hall, Sayed Agha Shah, said “everybody was running” after the blast.
“Several of our waiters were killed or wounded,” he added.
Meanwhile President Ashraf Ghani has described the attack as “barbaric” on Twitter.