A bomb exploded on Tuesday (June 11) near minibuses taking Supreme Court staff home in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, police said.

It was the second big attack in the city in two days. On Monday (June 10), seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked Kabul's main airport.

Supreme Court workers were getting on minibuses to go home when the bomber struck. Kabul's deputy police chief Dawood Amin said eight people were killed and dozens wounded.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Nikzad said that women and children were among the casualties.

The bomb was in a car and was triggered as the minibuses left the compound, Nikzad said.

"I was behind the building when a huge blast happened, then I rushed to the attack scene and saw many wounded people and bodies on the ground, there was panic," said eyewitness Khan Mohammad.

The Supreme Court is about 200 metres from the entrance to the heavily fortified U.S. embassy.

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