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)
Location Kabul, Afghanistan
Date 7 February 2017
Around 4pm local time
Target Judicial personnel
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapons Bomb
Deaths 23 (+1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Islamic 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]