Afghanistan: Bombing Near Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul Kills and Wounds Dozens

February 7, 2017

A suicide bombing near the offices of the Afghan Supreme Court in central Kabul during the evening rush hour on Tuesday killed more than a dozen people and wounded many more, officials said.

Witnesses said a suicide bomber walked up to the entrance of the court as workers were leaving and set off his explosives.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the Taliban said that the group was looking into whether the bomber was one of its fighters. The group in the past has claimed responsibility for many court-related assaults, including on provincial courtrooms and buses carrying court employees.

Wahidullah Mayar, the senior public relations adviser to the Ministry of Public Health, said 20 people were killed, including three women and one child, and 41 others were wounded. Police officials put the casualties at 13 dead and 25 wounded as of Tuesday night.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38893926

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-blast-idUSKBN15N1KV

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/opinion/columnists/210217/afghanistan-once-again-a-flashpoint.html

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