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Afghan president says Taliban can’t escape blame for deadly bombing

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KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a “barbaric” suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people.

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019.  (REUTERS / Omar Sobhani / File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019. (REUTERS / Omar Sobhani / File Photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

“The Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame for they provide platform for terrorists,” Ghani said in a post on Twitter.

The blast late on Saturday wounded more than 180 people, with many women and children among the casualties, officials said.

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