At least 64 people killed and 265 injured in suicide blasts in Kabul

23 July, Kabul

In Afghan,Officials said, two suicide bombers detonated explosive belts at a large gathering of demonstrators of the local Shia Hazara minority in Deh Mazang square.

They said, the demonstrators were marching to demand changes to the route of a planned power line. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was deeply saddened over the incident.

He said, peaceful protest is the right of every citizen, but opportunist terrorists infiltrated the crowds and carried out the attack, killing and injuring a number of citizens including some security forces.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the dastardly terror attack on innocent civilians in Kabul.

In a series of tweets, Modi expressed his condolence over the loss of lives and injuries in the senseless violence. He said, India stands with Afghanistan in resolutely opposing all forms of terrorism.

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