Number of deaths in Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding party in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul has risen to 80.

The initial death toll after the Saturday night blast was 63.

"Seventeen more have succumbed to their injuries in hospital and over 160 are still being treated either in hospitals or at home," a spokesman at the interior ministry said.

The IS militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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