Still at War: June 11, 2013

by Greg Pollowitz

A suspected Taliban suicide bomber in a car detonated a bomb close to minibuses taking Supreme Court staff home in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least 17 people and wounding almost 40, police said.

It was the second large-scale attack in Kabul claimed by the hardline Islamist group in two days. On Monday, seven insurgents, including suicide bombers, laid siege to Kabul’s main airport for four hours before they were killed.

Tuesday’s attack appeared to underline the Taliban’s readiness to target civilians, particularly court officials, whom they consider an arm of the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai. . .