Blast Hits Near Kabul’s Supreme Court, 12 Dead


Update: Najib Danish, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, says that at least 10 people were also wounded in Tuesday’s bombing.He added that the explosion took place near a side door, which is used by the court’s employees to leave the building, and not the main entrance.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the Afghan capital but Taliban insurgents have attacked the top court and its employees in the past, as well as court buildings in the other provinces.

Update: Explosion was a suicide bombing that occurred in parking of Supreme Court. Sources say 12 people were killed & wounded: Afghan media

Kabul: An explosion occurred near the Supreme Court in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, according to police and witnesses.

An apparent suicide bomber targeted Supreme Court employees leaving their offices at the end of the working day, but the number of casualties was not immediately clear, police at the scene said.

News agency Reuters witnesses reported blood stains on the street and numerous ambulances leaving the area.