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Suicide bomber kills over a dozen outside Afghan Supreme Court


KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (WREX) — The Associated Press is reporting 14 people are dead after a suicide car bomb attack outside the Afghan Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Just as employees were leaving for the day, the bombed detonated his SUV outside the court's back entrance. A police spokesman said the bomber specifically targeted buses carrying employees of the court. Fourteen are dead and 30 reported to be injured. One eyewitness said there were casualties among court officials.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, the second in Kabul in as many days. However, the Taliban and other militants have recently performed a rash of bombings and assassinations around the country. Monday, seven Taliban fighters and two civilians were killed when the militants attacked NATO's operational headquarters at the military section of Kabul's airport with rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.

The Supreme Court is just a few hundred meters from the U.S. Embassy on a busy Kabul street.

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