Bomb blast at religious scholar gathering in Afghanistan kills at least 40.
A suicide bomber who targeted a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul has killed at least 40 people and wounded another 60, authorities say.
Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the bomber sneaked into a large wedding hall where hundreds of scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.
Public health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroh said the attack took place as Muslims around the world celebrated the anniversary.
No one has claimed to have been behind the blast, but both Taliban and Islamic State groups have targeted religious scholars tied to the government in the past.