Bomb kills five outside Afghan justice ministry

Car bomb explodes outside Kabul's Ministry of Justice as workers finish their working day

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

A bomb attack killed at least five people and wounded dozens in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice on Tuesday.

The explosion occurred as civil servants were leaving the building, officials said, adding that a car packed with explosives caused the huge blast.

At least five people died and 42 were wounded, and the force of the explosion was felt several kilometres away from the area.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack in a statement, and vowed to kill more "slave" judges and prosecutors. It is the third such attack targeting workers in Afghanistan’s justice system.

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