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Kabul under attack

world Updated: Sep 20, 2011 22:38 IST

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Here are the main attacks in Kabul since 2008, after the country's former president tasked with leading peace efforts in the war-torn country was assassinated Tuesday in a suicide attack.





2008
- January 14: A Taliban suicide attacker leaves eight dead at the Serena, Kabul's most luxurious hotel.

- July 7: A car bomb attack on the Indian embassy building kills more than 60 people.

2009
- February 11: At least 26 people die and 55 are wounded in three almost simultaneous Taliban attacks on official buildings.

- October 28: An attack claimed by the Taliban kills at least eight people, including five UN staff, at a Kabul hostel. Three attackers also die.

- December 15: At least eight die and 40 are wounded in a suicide attack near a hotel hosting foreigners.

2010
- January 18: Five people die and at least 71 are injured as Taliban guerrillas carry out a wave of coordinated bomb and gun attacks around the capital.

- February 26: Suicide attacks on two Kabul guesthouses kill at least 16 people, including seven Indians, a French national and an Italian.

- May 18: A suicide bomber kills at least 18 people, including five US soldiers and one Canadian soldier, in an attack on a NATO convoy in a busy city centre street.

- December 19: Two suicide bombers attack an Afghan army bus, killing five soldiers.

2011
- January 28: Eight people are killed in a suicide bombing at a central Kabul supermarket popular with Westerners.

- May 21: Six medical students are killed in a Taliban suicide attack at Afghanistan's main military hospital.

- June 18: Nine people are killed when suicide attackers storm a police station in the capital.

- June 28: 21 are killed, including 10 civilians, when suicide bombers storm Kabul's luxury Intercontinental Hotel.

- August 19: Nine people, including a New Zealand special forces soldier, die when suicide bombers attack the British Council cultural centre in Kabul.

- September 13/14: Taliban attacks targeting locations including the US embassy and headquarters of foreign troops kill at least 14 during a 19-hour siege.

- September 20: Burhanuddin Rabbani, Afghanistan's former president leading efforts to find a peace deal with the Taliban, is assassinated in a suicide attack at his Kabul home within Kabul's supposedly secure diplomatic zone.