Taliban claim Kabul suicide attack that kills 14

Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents on Tuesday claimed a suicide car bombing that targeted staff of the Supreme Court and killed 14 civilians in Kabul.

The militants said the attack was carried out to punish Afghan judges for sentencing to death Taliban prisoners held by the Afghan government.

"Today's attack was a warning should they (judges) continue to give tyrannical verdicts and intimidate (our) countrymen," said a copy of their statement sent to AFP.