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    Afghan men remove the clothes of victims after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan July 23, 2016.

    Afghan President Declares Sunday Day of Mourning After Deadly Kabul Attack

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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised on Sunday to "defeat" those responsible for the bombing attack on a peaceful protest in Kabul that has claimed lives of 80 people and injured another 231 people.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ghani declared Sunday the day for the nation to mourn the victims of the deadly suicide bombing that shook the capital city of Kabul.

    “Our enemies, attacking civil liberties, think they can divide us. But they will be defeated," Ghani said Saturday during a televised address to the nation.

    He added that he has order the prosecutor general’s office and a special commssion to investigate the attack and bring all those responsible to justice.

    A blast shook the Afghan capital earlier in the day during a peaceful protest over the planned 500kW power line project. According to the Afghan Interior Ministry, 80 people died and 231 were injured. Among those killed and injured in the attack are members of the country's defense and security forces who were ensuring safety at the rally when the explosion occurred.

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