63 Dead In Kabul After ISIS Affiliate Strikes Wedding

Relatives grieve near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan’s capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
Relatives grieve near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo
Relatives grieve near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan’s capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack.
Relatives grieve near the coffins of victims of the Dubai City wedding hall bombing during a mass funeral in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug.18, 2019. The deadly bombing at the wedding in Afghanistan's capital late Saturday that killed dozens of people was a stark reminder that the war-weary country faces daily threats not only from the long-established Taliban but also from a brutal local affiliate of the Islamic State group, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

63 Dead In Kabul After ISIS Affiliate Strikes Wedding

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Today is the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence. But weekend festivities turned tragic when an ISIS-affiliated suicide bombing killed at least 63 people at a wedding in Kabul. The attacks comes as the U.S. government and the Taliban conduct secretive peace negotiations. We’ll hear from Najla Ayoubi, a human rights lawyer and founder and executive board member of the Women’s Regional Network of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, about last week’s peace talks and whether the bombing changes anything.