An Afghan groom whose wedding ceremony was hit by a suicide bombing in Kabul on Saturday evening says the tragedy has taken happiness from his life forever.
Interior Ministry says 63 people were killed and more than 180 others were wounded in the blast claimed by Daesh.
The blast happened at around 11:40 pm when the elders were attending the Nikah ceremony and female guests were having dinner, eyewitnesses said.
Mirwais Alani, 26, who was engaged with Roeena, 18, seven months ago, worked for months to celebrate his wedding.
“I would have never organized this ceremony if I knew that such an incident happens,” Mr. Alani said.
“I was supposed to return happy, but within span of two hours, they devastated my whole life. They devastated my life within seconds,” he added.
Mr. Alani said the government has failed to provide security to the people.
“We had done nothing wrong to anyone, but our lives were devastated,” the groom added.
His brother, Basir, said described the attack horrific and said he heard a huge blast sound at first and then he saw that three everyone was on the ground.
“People work day and night to make their lives, but the things go like this and their wishes and dreams are ruined,” the groom’s relative Mohammad Aref said.
The bride’s 11-year-old brother was also killed in the attack.
Despite that, Mirwais and Roeena have tied the knot and they have to live together with the bitter memories.