At least 32 people were killed and 81 others were wounded in the attack on a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of Abdul Ali Mazari, leader of the Hezb-e Wahdat party, the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Friday.
Doctors report that some of the wounded are in critical condition and the death toll may rise.
A man named Mohammad Sarwar was one those who lost his life in today’s attack.
“He was the breadwinner of a twelve-member family, for God's sake, who will feed them now at least for a month? Abdullah, Mohaqiq or Khalili?" asked one of the victim’s relative.
“This situation looks endless in our country, Afghanistan. There are political games, but only the poor people pay the price--how long will this continue?" said Mukhtar, one of the wounded.
“There were huge security measures-- I think the government itself plotted this,” said Mohammad Ibrahim, a survivor of the attack.
“I saw ten to fifteen people at the hospital, there wounded people around,” said Mahdi, an eyewitness.
“The VIPs left the area, only the poor people were wounded and killed there,” said Hussain, an eyewitness.