Recent attacks in Afghanistan's capital:
_Sept. 20: An insurgent with a bomb wrapped in his turban assassinates former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was leading a government effort to broker peace with the Taliban. The explosion kills four bodyguards and also wounds of a key presidential adviser working to lure Taliban fighters off the battlefield.
_Sept. 13: Taliban insurgents fire rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters and other buildings, killing seven Afghans in the coordinated daylight attack. No embassy or NATO staff members were hurt.
_Aug. 19: Taliban suicide bombers storm the British Council, the U.K.'s international cultural relations body, killing eight people during an eight-hour firefight as two English language teachers and their bodyguard hid in a locked panic room on the anniversary of the country's independence from Britain.
_July 17: Gunmen strapped with explosives kill a close adviser to President Hamid Karzai and a member of parliament. Jan Mohammed Khan was an adviser to Karzai on tribal issues and was close to the president as a fellow Pashtun.
_June 29 _ Nine insurgents armed with explosive vests, rifles and rocket launchers storm the InterContinental Hotel, killing at least 12 people and holding off NATO and Afghan forces for five hours.
_June 18: Insurgents wearing Afghan army uniforms storm a police station near the presidential palace and open fire on officers, killing nine.
_May 21: A suicide bomber dressed in an Afghan soldier's uniform slips inside the main military hospital in Kabul and kills six Afghan medical students.
_April 27: A veteran Afghan military pilot opens fire at Kabul's airport, killing eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor.
_April 18: A suicide attacker sneaks past security at the Defense Ministry, killing two Afghan soldiers and fatally wounding an Afghan army officer.
_Feb. 14: A suicide bomber attacks Kabul's first Western-style shopping mall, killing two security guards at the entrance.
_Jan. 28: A suicide bomber attacks a Western-style supermarket, killing eight inside.
_Jan. 12: A suicide bomber on a motorbike targets a 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: A suicide attacker strikes an American convoy, killing one civilian.
_Aug. 10: Two suicide bombers attack a private security company's building, killing two of its drivers.
_June 2: Insurgents fire rockets at the site of a national peace conference, where Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests battle security forces. Two militants are killed.
_May 18: A Taliban suicide bomber attacks a NATO convoy, killing 18 people including five U.S. troops and a Canadian soldier.
_April 19: An explosion at an Afghan National Army facility just outside the capital kills an U.S. soldier.
_Feb. 26: Suicide attackers strike two residential hotels, killing 20 people, including seven Indian nationals.
_Jan. 26: A suicide car bomber strikes a barrier outside a U.S. base in Kabul, wounding six Afghans and eight U.S. troops.
_Jan. 18: A team of suicide bombers and gunmen target government buildings, killing five people. Seven of the attackers were also killed.