Afghanistan mourns Kabul protest bombing victims
July 24, Kabul: Afghanistan is observing a day of national mourning following the suicide bombing of a protest march in the capital, Kabul, that killed 80 people and wounded 230.
According to reports, so-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind Saturday's attack on members of the Shia Hazara minority.
In a televised address, President Ashraf Ghani vowed to take revenge against those responsible.
The UN mission in Afghanistan has described the attack as a "war crime".
Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the UN assistance mission, said the attackers had specifically targeted a large number of civilians, according to media reports.
On Saturday, the IS-linked Amaq news agency said two fighters had detonated explosive belts at a "gathering of Shia" in Deh Mazang square. Thousands of members of the Hazara minority were protesting over a new power line, saying its route bypasses provinces where many of them live.
The Taliban condemned the attack.
The Oslo Times International News Network