A suspected suicide bomber has targeted the Supreme Court building in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 20 people, according to officials. Ismail Kawasi, the public health ministry spokesman, said 41 people were also wounded in Tuesday’s explosion, which hit near a side door used for court employees to leave the building at the end of the work day.

In a statement issued by the presidential palace, Ghani said the attack was inhumane and an unforgivable attack.

He said: “By this act, the enemies of the Afghan people once again showed their enmity towards the people.”

Ghani also sent his condolences to the victim’s families and wished the wounded a swift recovery.

The insurgents have been at war with the US-backed government for 15 years and have increasingly targeted the judiciary since the execution of six convicted insurgents last May.

Shortly after the executions, a suicide bomber targeted a minibus carrying court employees in Kabul during the morning rush hour, killing 11 people in an attack claimed by the Taliban, which called it an act of revenge. In June, three Taliban fighters stormed a court building in the eastern Logar province, killing seven people, including a newly appointed chief prosecutor, before being shot dead by police.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Taliban fighters have attacked the top court and its employees in the past, as well as court buildings in the other provinces.

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