At least 20 people are dead and 41 injured after a suicide blast in Afghanistan at the feet of the Supreme Court in the Afghan capitol. ...
At least 20 people are dead and 41 injured after a suicide blast in Afghanistan at the feet of the Supreme Court in the Afghan capitol.
The attacker was wearing a vest and targeted a bus carrying judicial personnel after they left work, spokesperson Najibullah Danish from the interior ministry said. The attack occurred at about 3:45 p.m. in the parking lot, just feet from the Supreme Court.
The Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani said whoever's responsible for the attack are "enemies of our people", saying “an attack on the very foundation of Afghan democracy and rule of law”. No group has taken responsibility for what officials are calling a terrorist attack.
Eyewitnesses told reporters that he felt the ground shake from the explosion as he left his office, which was on the opposite side of the Supreme Court.
Chief executive of the Islamic Republic Abdullah Abdullah condemned the attack on twitter, saying: "The blood of our people isn't cheap & won't be wasted."
I condole with the families of the victims in today's terrorist attack in #Kabul. The blood of our people isn't cheap & wont be wasted. -AA— Dr. Abdullah (@afgexecutive) February 7, 2017
"Anyone who seeks to destabilize the pillars of a functioning government are enemies of Afghanistan," Italian army Lt. Gen. Rosario Castellano, deputy commander of the NATO mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
|A damaged bus from the terror blast, leaving 20 dead and more injured.|
The terrorist attacks comes just a month after 36 were left dead and dozens more injured in two separate suicide bombings near the Afghanistan parliament. Afghanistan is one of the seven countries President Donald Trump has ordered an executive ban on.