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Afghan Police: Kabul Suicide Blast Kills 14

Afghans rush wounded man to treatment after a suicide car bomber strikes outside Supreme Court, Kabul, June 11, 2013.
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.