A suicide bomber on foot detonated as workers have been boarding a bus to go dwelling within the parking zone of the court docket compound, situated on the highway main from the worldwide airport to the US embassy, inside ministry spokesman Najibullah Danish advised AFP.
The casualty figures got here from well being ministry spokesman Waheed Majroh, who added that girls and youngsters have been among the many wounded.
Police had blocked off the highway across the compound as panicked relations of court docket workers started to assemble, and ambulances and fireplace vans arrived on the scene.
The blast comes after twin Taliban explosions tore by means of workers exiting a parliament annexe in Kabul final month, killing at the very least 30 individuals and wounding 80 others.
The carnage underscores rising insecurity in Afghanistan, the place US-backed forces are struggling to fight a resilient Taliban insurgency in addition to Al-Qaeda and the militant Islamic State.