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)|
|Date||7 February 2017 |
Around 4pm local time
|Deaths||23 (+1 bomber)|
|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. The attacker, who was wearing a suicide vest, targeted a bus carrying judicial personnel who were leaving work for the day. All of the casualties were civilians. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Supreme Court was locked down after the attack out of fear that gunmen might storm the building. In a separate incident, another bombing killed Abdul Khaliq Noorzai, the Afghan district governor of Khak-e-Safed in Farah Province.
- "21 killed, nearly 50 wounded in suicide bombing outside Afghan top court in Kabul". 7 February 2017.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "gulftoday.ae - Explosion kills Afghan governor in western province". Archived from the original on 11 February 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
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