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Afghan official: Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 10 people

  • Afghanistan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing several people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghanistan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing several people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Afghan police soldier push the destroyed vehicle on a military track at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing several people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    An Afghan police soldier push the destroyed vehicle on a military track at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing several people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Afghanistan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghanistan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide attack in west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. A suicide bomber targeted a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul during morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing 10 people, an Afghan official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)  (The Associated Press)

An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a vehicle carrying court employees in Kabul, killing 10 people.

Najib Danish, the Interior Ministry's deputy spokesman, said the bomber, who was on foot, detonated his explosives vest as he walked by the vehicle in the Afghan capital on Wednesday.

He says the explosion, which took place during the morning rush hour in the western part of the city, also wounded four people. The casualties include both court workers and civilians.

No one has yet claimed responsibility. The attack comes as the Taliban named a new leader following Mullah Akhtar Mansour's death in a U.S. drone strike on Saturday.

The last major attack in Kabul was on April 19, when a massive bomb killed 64 people and wounded hundreds.