June 17, 2007 / 11:07 AM / 12 years ago

CHRONOLOGY-Major bomb attacks in Afghanistan


June 17 (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber blew up a police bus in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing around 35 people in one of Kabul’s deadliest explosions in recent months amid rising nationwide violence, police said.

Here is a chronology of major bomb attacks mounted by suspected Taliban or allied militants in Afghanistan since 2002:

Sept 5, 2002 - A car bomb explodes near Kabul’s Information Ministry killing at least 26 and injuring 150 in the worst bombing since the Western-supported government came to power.

June 13, 2005 - A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform kills 20 people, including a police chief, in an attack on a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar, as mourners gathered to pay respects to an assassinated anti-Taliban cleric.

Jan 17, 2006 - Taliban suicide bombers kill at least 20 people in the town of Spin Boldak, bordering Pakistan.

Aug 3, 2006 - A suicide car bomb attack aimed at a convoy of NATO troops in Kandahar kills at least 21 people.

Sept. 8, 2006 - Fourteen people including two American soldiers are killed in a suicide car-bomb blast near the U.S. embassy in Kabul.

Sept 30, 2006 - A suicide bomber detonates explosives at the gate of the Interior Ministry in Kabul, killing 13 people.

Feb 27, 2007 - A suicide bomber kills 14 people outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan, at Bagram north of Kabul.

May 17, 2007 - Roadside explosions kill 11 Afghan police officers, Information Minister Karim Khurram is wounded in a suicide bombing in Kandahar province. Earlier in the day, two blasts killed 10 police officers in Kandahar city.

June 17, 2007 - A Taliban suicide bomber blows up a police bus in Kabul killing at least 35 and wounding around 30.





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