The deadliest insurgent attacks against both civilians and military forces in Afghanistan over the past three years:
June 9, 2010:
At least 50 people die when a suicide bomber hits a wedding in the south of Kandahar province.
August 20, 2010:
Thirty private security guards are killed during a day-long clash with Taliban militants at a road project in Helmand province.
February 19, 2011:
Thirty-eight people are killed when five suicide bombers dressed in police and army uniforms storm a branch of the Kabul Bank in Jalalabad city.
February 21, 2011:
Thirty-one people die in an attack by a Taliban suicide bomber at a crowded government office in the northern province of Kunduz.
March 14, 2011:
At least 36 people are killed in a Taliban suicide bomb attack on an army recruitment centre in the northern province of Kunduz.
May 19, 2011:
Thirty-six people die when the Taliban attack a road construction company in the eastern province of Paktia.
June 25, 2011:
A suicide car bombing kills 38 people at a hospital in Logar province, south of the capital Kabul.
August 6, 2011:
30 US troops and eight Afghans die when the Taliban shoots down their helicopter, in the biggest single loss for foreign troops in the decade-long war. Most of the US personnel killed are from the Navy SEAL special forces.
December 6, 2011:
At least 84 people die in suicide blasts at shrines on the Shiite holy day of Ashura. The biggest attack takes place in Kabul, killing 80.
December 25, 2011:
A suicide bomber attacks a funeral in northeastern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people including a member of parliament.
April 15, 2012:
Explosions and gunfire rock Kabul as Taliban suicide bombers strike across Afghanistan. At least 51 people die, 36 of them insurgents.
June 6, 2012:
A motorcycle bomber kills 23 people, all civilians, in an attack on a depot for fuel trucks supplying North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in the southern province of Kandahar.
June 20, 2012:
A Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbike rams an Afghan-NATO patrol in the town of Khost, killing 21 people including three US soldiers.
June 22, 2012:
Taliban militants armed with guns and rockets attack a hotel near Kabul, seizing dozens of hostages and killing at least 18 people.
July 14, 2012:
A suicide bomber kills a prominent Afghan lawmaker and 16 other people at his daughter's wedding party in the north of the country.
August 14, 2012:
Suicide bombers kill at least 36 people in the capital of the southwestern Nimroz province, on the border with Iran. Other attacks across the country take the overall death toll to at least 50.
September 4, 2012:
At least 20 people die when suicide bombers attack a funeral crowd in the east of the country, near the border with Pakistan.
October 1, 2012:
A suicide bomber aiming at a NATO foot patrol kills three of its members and 17 other people in the eastern city of Khost.
Friday, October 26:
Dozens of people die, at least 19 of them security force members, when a suicide bomber hits a mosque in the northern province of Faryab. The attack occurs during prayers for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.