The war that has raged in the south and the east of the country for nearly 10 years has spread to the once peaceful north of Afghanistan. Major attacks in the last year in northern Afghanistan:
_ June 24: Bike bomb rips through bazaar in Khanabad district of Kunduz killing at least 10 people, including one policeman.
_ June 19: Suicide bomber hits German NATO convoy in Kunduz, kills three civilians, wounds 11 others
_ June 10: Suicide bomber blows himself up outside a mosque in Kunduz, killing three policemen. His target, Kunduz police chief Samiullah Qatra, escapes unharmed.
_ May 28: Suicide bomber infiltrates high level meeting in Taloqan, Takhar province, killing northern Afghanistan's top police commander, Gen. Mohammed Daoud, provincial police chief Shah Jehan Noori and two German soldiers and wounding the German NATO commander in northern Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Markus Kneip.
_ March 14:Suicide bomber disguised as a policeman blows himself up in the middle of a crowded market in Kunduz, killing 36 people.
_ March 10: Suicide bomber kills Kunduz provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman Sayedkilli and two other officers.
_ Nov. 13, 2010: Bomb hidden in a motorbike in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province explodes, killing 10 people, including a police commander and three children.
_ Oct. 8, 2010: Suicide bomber kills Kunduz Governor Mohammed Omar at a mosque in neighboring Takhar province. Another 15 other people also die.