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A bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital last night.

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 responsibility and condemned the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall.

A spokesman has said women and children were among the casualties

-Noah Harte