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Afghanistan declares national day of mourning over deadly attacks

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The Afghan government has declared a nationwide national day of mourning over the recently deadly attacks including the brutal massacre of civilians in Kabul attack on Saturday.The Cabinet Secretariat has said President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has instructed that the national flag should put at half-mast across all governmental institutions as well as the diplomatic missions outside the country.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the government declares a nationwide national day of mourning to mourn with the families of the deceased individuals who lost their lives in the attacks in Kabul, Nangarhar, and Kandahar.

The ARG Palace has also declared holiday in Kabul only for Monday in a bid to help the families of the victims as well as those who have suffered injuries.

The Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan (MoPH) confirmed today that 95 people have been killed and 191 others have been wounded in Kabul bombing.

MoPH spokesman Dr. Wahid Majroh told reporters in Kabul on Sunday that the ministry can confirm the death of 95 people in the attack.

He said at least 191 others were also wounded in the attack which has also caused massive collateral damage to the surrounding properties.

According to Dr.Majroh, the Jamhoriat hospital is located close to the attack area and the hospital has sustained damages in the attack.