Afghanistan: At least 27 dead, 29 injured after Kabul memorial ceremony attack

At least 27 people were killed and 29 injured as gunmen attacked a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood of the capital, Kabul, on Friday. Footage shows security forces patrolling the roads around the attack site in its aftermath and emergency services rushing by. According to Health Ministry spokesman, Wahidullah Mayar, victims of the attack were... Еще brought to local hospitals. Prominent opposition political leader Abdullah Abdullah was also present but escaped the ceremony unhurt. The Taliban denied any responsibility for the attack, which came just days after US President Donald Trump and the militant group sealed a peace deal aimed at ending the 18 years conflict and allowing a full withdrawal of US troops from the country. The ceremony was being held to mark the anniversary of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, a political leader and a member of the Hazara ethnic group, who was killed by the Taliban in 1995.

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