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June 11, 2013

Afghan Police: Kabul Suicide Blast Kills 14

by VOA News

Afghan police say at least 14 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing that targeted staff of the Afghan Supreme Court.
 
Police say the explosion went off Tuesday as Supreme Court employees were boarding a bus outside the courthouse in Kabul.
 
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said the target was a Supreme Court official.
 
An Afghan government spokesman told VOA 39 people were wounded in the blast.  He said a number of women were among the casualties.
 
The attack came a day after seven Taliban fighters were killed by Afghan security forces after launching a pre-dawn raid on Kabul's main airport.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.