A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, the Afghan interior ministry said on Sunday night.
The suicide blast took place in the men's reception area of the Dubai City wedding hall in western Kabul, in a minority Shia neighborhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.
Women and children were among the casualties, interior ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said on Sunday.
The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of US forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's US-backed government.
The Taliban denied any involvement in the attack, calling the blast "forbidden and unjustifiable".
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemned the "inhumane attack" in a tweet on Sunday, adding that the "Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame, for they provide platform for terrorists".