Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills over 20 at Kabul’s Supreme Court
At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in Kabul, officials say, the BBC reported.
Another 45 people were injured. The number of casualties is expected to rise, add the BBC.
The BBC also reported that the bomber targeted the car park of the court compound, reports say. The injured are being ferried to hospitals.
There was no immediate claim for the attack, which follows a number of deadly bombings by the Taliban and other militants in recent months, indicated the BBC.
The BBC added that the attack came hours after a senior district official in western Farah province was killed in a bombing claimed by the Taliban.
The suicide bomber in Kabul appeared to be targeting court employees as they left the court to go home, officials said.
He was on foot and detonated a suicide vest, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, concluded the BBC.
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