KABUL: At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast outside the Supreme Court on Tuesday in the center of Afghanistan's capital , Kabul, govrment officials said , in what appeared to the latest in a series of attacks on judiciary.
According to the Ministry of Health atleast 20 people were killed and 38 injured were taken to city hospitals. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, in which police said an apparent suicide bomber targeted Supreme Court employees leaving their offices at the end of the working day.
"When I heard the band I rushed to the Supreme Court's parking lot to find my brother who works there," said a witness, Dad Khuda, adding he had found his brother alive.
"Unfortunately, several people were killed and wounded."
Reuters witnesses at the scene reported blood stains on the street and numerous ambulances leaving the area.
Also, last month a Taliban bomber killed more than 30 people and wounded about 70 in twin blasts in crowded area of the city during the afternoon rush hours. The Islamist militant Taliban, fighting to oust foreign forces and bring down the U.S backed government, claimed the afternoon for the Jan 10 attack.
The Afghan govern forces control no more than two-thirds of national territory, and have struggled to contain the Taliban insurgency since the bulk of NATO soldiers withdrew at the end of 2014.