India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing that killed over 60 people at a wedding; Islamic State takes responsibility for blast

New Delhi: India on Sunday strongly condemned the "horrific" bombing at a wedding hall in Kabul in which over 60 people were killed.

 India strongly condemns horrific Kabul bombing that killed over 60 people at a wedding; Islamic State takes responsibility for blast

Afghan policemen stand guard outside the wedding hall after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP

In a statement, the External Affairs Ministry said perpetrators of the heinous terror attack, as well as those providing shelter to terrorists, must be brought to justice "expeditiously".

An Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a packed wedding hall in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, leaving 63 people dead and 182 injured, according to officials there.

"India strongly condemns the horrific bombing in Kabul yesterday at a wedding hall in which innocent civilians lost their lives," the MEA statement said.

"We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly attack and wish early recovery to the injured," it added.

Updated Date: Aug 19, 2019 08:10:24 IST