June 2013 Kabul bombings

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June 2013 Kabul bombings
Location Supreme Court of Afghanistan, Kabul
Date 11 June 2013
Target court employees
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths 17
Non-fatal injuries
39
Perpetrators Taliban

A suicide bomb attack took place on the Supreme Court of Afghanistan in Kabul on 11 June 2013. At least 16 people died and 40 others were injured.[1][2]

Attack[edit]

The attacker drove a car packed with explosives into buses which carrying court employees including judges.[3] Taliban took responsibility for the attack by saying they delivered a blow to judges who obey Western powers. The attack came a day after militants attacked Kabul International Airport[1][4]

Reactions[edit]

  • Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai condemned the attack, saying it was another terrorist act that once again shows the Taliban are serving the enemies of Islam.[5]
  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack which he said was Targeted attacks against civilians are unacceptable and a serious breach of international humanitarian law.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nordland, Rod (11 June 2013). "Taliban Bomb Attack Kills Court Workers in Kabul". NYTimes. Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Afghanistan: Deadly explosion at Kabul Supreme Court". Bbc.co.uk. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Kabul Supreme Court Explosion: Large Blast Hits Near U.S. Embassy (UPDATED)". Huffingtonpost.com. 2013-06-11. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  4. ^ Personal Post (2013-06-09). "Militants attack Kabul's international airport, hours after Karzai criticizes U.S. policies - Washington Post". Articles.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  5. ^ PATRICK QUINN and KAY JOHNSON June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11). "Taliban bomber in Kabul kills 17 at Supreme Court - Yahoo! News". News.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "United Nations News Centre - Afghanistan: Ban condemns deadly attack near Kabul's Supreme Court building". Un.org. 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-07-16.