Dozens Killed in Attack at Afghanistan Memorial Ceremony

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Emergency vehicles were scrambled following an attack by gunmen in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul that killed at least 32 people, Friday, March 6.
READ MORE: Officials in Afghanistan say at least 32 people were killed and around 60 injured Friday when gunmen opened fire on a gathering in Kabul, with high-profile opposition politicians in attendance.

Witnesses said the shooting started when a former vice president, Karim Khalili, was delivering his speech to a ceremony in the Afghan capital, organized to commemorate the death of a prominent minority Shi’ite Hazara politician.

The event was being shown live by Afghan television stations and Khalili could be seen running for cover along with others when the gunfire erupted from a nearby building that is under construction.

There were women and children among those killed and injured, and Afghan health officials say they expect the death toll to increase.