More than a dozen killed in suicide bomber attack near US embassy in Afghanistan
Published June 11, 2013
KABUL, Afghanistan - A Taliban suicide bomber struck outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday, killing 17 people in the deadliest attack in Kabul in over a year and a half.
It was also the second consecutive day of attacks in the Afghan capital, undermining the ability of Afghan forces to keep security without help from NATO troops.
The attacker rammed his SUV into buses carrying court employees at the end of the day' work. All of the dead were civilians, including women and children, police said, and at least 39 people were wounded.
The Taliban said they delivered a blow to "cruel judges" who obey Western powers, and warned of more bombings to come.