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At least 20 people, including women and children, have been killed in a suicide attack outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court building in Kabul, the Health Ministry says.

Ministry spokesman Wahidullah Majroh said at least 41 people were also wounded in the February 7 attack. Police later put the number at 48.

A suicide bomber on foot detonated his explosives as employees were boarding a bus to go home in the parking lot of the court compound, Interior Ministry spokesman Najibullah Danish said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Police blocked off the road around the compound as panicked relatives of court employees began to gather, and ambulances and fire trucks arrived on the scene.

The blast comes after twin Taliban attacks killed at least 30 people and wounded 80 outside a parliament annex in Kabul last month.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and dpa

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