Suicide bomber kills dozens at Islamic-scholar gathering in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber attacked a banquet hall in Afghanistan’s capital on Tuesday during a gathering of Islamic religious scholars who had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad’s birth, killing more than 50 people.

More than 80 others were injured, upwards of 40 of them critically.

President Ashraf Ghani called the attack “un-Islamic” and “unforgivable.” Both the Taliban militant group and a local Islamic State affiliate have targeted religious scholars aligned with the government before.

The tactics might be changing….

The Taliban denied involvement and condemned the attack.

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