February 2017 Supreme Court of Afghanistan attack

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February 2017 Supreme Court of Afghanistan attack
Part of War in Afghanistan (2015–present)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date7 February 2017
Around 4pm local time
TargetJudicial personnel
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsBomb
Deaths23 (+1 bomber)
Injured41+
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant

At least 22 people were killed and 41 wounded in a suicide blast at the Supreme Court of Afghanistan in Kabul.[1] The attacker, who was wearing a suicide vest, targeted a bus carrying judicial personnel who were leaving work for the day.[2] All of the casualties were civilians. Islamic State claimed responsibility.[3] The Supreme Court was locked down after the attack out of fear that gunmen might storm the building.[4] In a separate incident, another bombing killed Abdul Khaliq Noorzai, the Afghan district governor of Khak-e-Safed in Farah Province.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "21 killed, nearly 50 wounded in suicide bombing outside Afghan top court in Kabul". 7 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Dozens killed in suicide blast at Afghanistan's supreme court". The Guardian. 7 February 2017. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Militants Kill 6 ICRC Employees in Afghanistan". Voice of America. 8 February 2017. Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Bombing Near Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul Kills and Wounds Dozens". The New York Times. 7 February 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  5. ^ "gulftoday.ae - Explosion kills Afghan governor in western province". Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.