Some recent attacks in the Afghan capital

AP News
Posted: Jun 13, 2011 2:13 AM
Some recent attacks in the Afghan capital

A look at recent attacks in Afghanistan's capital.


_May 21: Suicide bomber wearing an Afghan soldier uniform slips inside the main military hospital in Kabul and kills six Afghan medical students.

_April 27: Veteran Afghan military pilot opens fire at Kabul airport, killing eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor.

_April 18: Suicide attacker sneaks past security at the Afghan Defense Ministry, killing two Afghan soldiers and fatally wounding an Afghan army officer.

_Feb. 14: Suicide bomber attacks Kabul's first Western-style shopping mall, killing two security guards at the entrance.

_Jan. 28: Suicide bomber attacks inside western-style supermarket, killing eight.

_Jan. 12: Suicide bomber on a motorbike targets minibus carrying Afghan intelligence employees, killing at least two and wounding more than 30.


_Dec. 19: Two insurgents strapped with explosives ambush a bus carrying Afghan army officers to work, killing five and wounding nine.

_Nov. 12: Suicide attacker strikes American convoy, killing one civilian.

_Aug. 10: Two suicide bombers attack a private security company building, killing two company drivers.

_June 2: Insurgents fire rockets at site of national peace conference; Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests battle security forces at the site. Two militants killed, but none of the 1,500 people attending the conference were wounded.

_May 18: Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy, killing 18 people including five American troops and a Canadian soldier.

_April 19: Explosion at an Afghan National Army facility just outside the capital kills an American soldier.

_Feb. 26: Suicide attackers strike two residential hotels, killing 20 people, including seven Indians.

_Jan. 26: Suicide car bomber strikes a barrier outside a U.S. base in Kabul, wounding six Afghans and eight American troops.

_Jan. 18: Team of suicide bombers and gunmen target government buildings, leaving 12 dead, including 7 attackers.


_Dec. 15: Suicide car bomber strikes near hotel frequented by Westerners, killing 8 people.

_Oct. 28: Gunmen with suicide vests storm a guest house, leaving 11 dead, including 5 U.N. staff and 3 attackers.

_Oct. 8: Suicide car bomber detonates his vehicle outside the Indian Embassy, killing 17 people.

_Sept. 17: Suicide car bomber kills six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians on one of Kabul's main roads.

_Aug. 15: Suicide car bomber strikes near the front gate of NATO's headquarters, killing seven people.

_Feb. 11: Militants launch coordinated assault on three government buildings, killing at least 20 people.


_Nov. 26: Suicide car bomb explodes 200 yards (meters) outside gate of U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing at least four Afghan bystanders.

_July 7: Suicide car bomber strikes the gate of the Indian Embassy, killing more than 60 people.

_Jan. 15: Militants storm a western-style hotel in a coordinated assault that kills seven.