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Kabul raid: Seven students among 13 dead in university attack  Thirteen people, including seven students, died in an attack by gunmen on the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul, police say   Kabul explosion: Foreign compound targeted by Taliban   A compound housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has come under attack from Taliban fighters about 01:25 local time Afghanistan mourns protest bombing victims  Afghanistan is observing a day of national mourning after suicide bombers killed 80 people and wounded 230 in an attack on marchers in Kabul   Kabul explosion: Islamic State 'admits attack on Hazara protest' Map of Deh Mazang square Kabul Afghanistan  So-called Islamic State has said it was behind an attack on Shia Hazara minority protest march, that killed 80 people and wounded 230 MP Sher Wali Wardak killed in Kabul bomb blast  Afghan lawmaker Sher Wali Wardak and at least three other people have been killed in a bomb explosion in the capital, Kabul, local media say Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour killed, Afghans confirm  Afghanistan's spy agency has confirmed that Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour has been killed, after the US targeted him in a drone strike Loud explosion heard in central Kabul  A loud explosion has hit the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, with a huge plume of smoke seen over the city Kabul blasts kill 35, test peace plan  Two massive attacks, one near a government and military complex in a residential area and the other a suicide bombing outside a police academy At least seven dead in Afghanistan Kabul blast  At least seven people have been killed and about 400 injured by a powerful car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul early on Friday morning Afghan officials confirm death of Taliban leader Mullah Omar


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  Afghan's main intelligence agency has confirmed that the mysterious one-eyed leader of the Taliban who has had a $10 million price on his head, is dead


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2015 Jun.22   2 dead, 31 wounded as Taliban attack Afghan parliament  Tne militants are detonating a suicide car bomb at an entrance and sending gunmen to storm the building, engaging security forces in a gunfight

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2015 May.17   Taliban suicide attack kills three near Kabul airport  A suicide bomb attack near the entrance of the international airport in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed three people, including a British citizen

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2015 Mar.22   Women help bury Kabul mob victim  The coffin of Farkhunda, killed on an apparently false charge, has been carried by women, marking a break with Afghan funeral customs

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2014 Nov.30   Kabul police boss quits amid attacks  General Zahir Zahir has resigned, following a surge in attacks by Afghan militants on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks 2014 Nov.17   Blast at Kabul foreign compound  At least two security guards have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack at a foreign-run compound in Afghanistan's capital Kabul 2014 Sep.30   Afghan suicide attack kills army troops in Kabul  At least seven Afghan soldiers have died and many were injured after a suicide bomber targeted a bus carrying troops in the capital 2014 Sep.21   Afghanistan election commission names Ahmadzai winner  The commission named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the presidential election, hours after rivals sign power-sharing deal 2014 Aug.5   US general Harold Greene killed by Afghan soldier  Maj Gen Harold Greene has been killed in an attack by an Afghan soldier at a British-run military academy near Kabul
 He is the highest ranking US military official to have been killed since US-led combat operations in Afghanistan began
2014 Jul.12   Afghan presidential candidates agree vote audit  Afghanistan's two presidential election candidates have agreed to an audit in an attempt to resolve a dispute over the result of last month's vote 2014 Jul.8     Afghan poll crisis: Defiant Abdullah claims victory
  Afghan presidential contender Abdullah Abdullah has claimed victory in last month's poll, despite results giving a lead to his rival, Ashraf Ghani
2014 Jul.7     Afghanistan's Ashraf Ghani leads in early vote count   Former Afghan Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani is leading the race to replace Hamid Karzai as president, according to preliminary results
 Ghani won 56.44% of votes in the run-off. His rival Abdullah Abdullah had 43.56%. Both men have alleged fraud in the election
2014 Jun.6     Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack   At least six people were killed when explosions hit a campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah, one of two presidential runoff candidates at a hotel 2014 Apr.26     Afghan election set for run-off  The Afghan presidential election will go to a second round, after no candidate reached the 50% needed for an outright win
 Abdullah Abdullah won most votes with 44.9%. Ashraf Ghani came second with 31.5%.
2014 Apr.24   US medics killed in Kabul attack  Three Americans have been shot dead by a policeman at a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, US officials say 2014 Mar.20   Nine killed in Kabul hotel attack  Gunmen broke into the Serena Hotel in the Afghan capital and attacked diners. Two children and four foreign nationals were among the dead 2014 Feb.12   Prisoners in US-Afghan row freed  Sixty-five detainees have been released from Afghanistan's Bagram detention centre, local officials say, despite strong protests by the US 2014 Feb.10     Alarm as Kabul records polio case   An Afghan girl has been diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the capital's first case since the Taliban's fall in 2001 2014 Jan.25   Deadly suicide bombing hits Kabul  A bomber has blown himself up close to a bus carrying soldiers in the capital, killing at least four people. The Taliban said they carried out the attack 2014 Jan.18     Afghanistan security probe after Kabul restaurant raid   A number of Afghan officials have been suspended as an investigation is carried out into a suicide bomb and gun attack that killed 21 people
 The Taliban has admitted targeting a Lebanese restaurant


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2013 Jun.24   Afghan presidential palace attacked  Militants have attacked the presidential palace and government buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul 2013 Jun.19   Afghan government pulls out of talks  President Karzai lashed out at the United States over the opening of a Taliban office in Qatar, pulling out of security talks with U.S. officials 2013 Jun.9   Explosions and gunfire heard near Kabul airport  Suspected militants have launched an attack close to the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, security forces say 2013 May.24   Afghan Taliban attack central Kabul  Afghan security forces have fought Taliban insurgents for hours in the centre of Kabul, after a major explosion shook the city 2013 May.17   Afghan MPs to debate women's rights  Afghan MPs are to debate a law to prevent violence against women, amid a fierce argument between leading Afghan women over tactics 2013 May.15   15 killed, including 6 Americans, after car bomb hits US convoy  A suicide bomber has blown himself up near a convoy of foreign armoured cars in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, the provincial police chief says 2013 Feb.16   Karzai limits Afghan air strike help  Afghan security forces are to be banned from calling for foreign air strikes in residential areas, President Hamid Karzai has said 2013 Jan.20   Suicide attack in Afghan capital  A suicide attack has been launched on a traffic police building in the west of the Afghan capital, Kabul

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2012 Sep.17   Afghanistan suicide bomber hits Kabul bus  Up to 12 people are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on a minibus carrying foreigners near the Afghan capital 2012 Sep.8   Bomber kills children near Nato base  A suicide bomber has killed at least six people near the headquarters of the Nato-led international coalition (Isaf) in Kabul 2012 Jun.22   Troops end Taliban hotel siege  Afghan security forces have ended a 12-hour attack by Taliban militants on a hotel outside Kabul, in which at least 20 people died 2012 Jun.21   Taliban attack hotel near Kabul  Taliban militants have attacked a hotel near Kabul, triggering a gun battle with Afghan security forces 2012 May.13   Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead  Arsala Rahmani was ex-Taliban minister and a key member of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, which negotiates a deal with the Taliban 2012 Apr.15   Taliban assault in Kabul 'ended'  Fighting in the Afghan capital has finally ended, 18 hours after the Taliban launched their assault, officials have said   Assaults target presidential palace, embassies  Attackers in Afghanistan launched a coordinated wave of assaults, targeting a heavily protected district of the capital 2012 Feb.24   Afghan Koran protests reach deadly peak  At least 12 people are killed as protests continue for a fourth day across Afghanistan over the burning of Korans at a US air base

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2011 Dec.6   Dozens killed in sectarian Afghan attack  Twin suicide bombings killed dozens in a mass-scale sectarian attack on Shiite worshippers unlike anything the country has seen 2011 Nov.13   Taliban claims to leak security details  A Taliban-affiliated website published a leaked document containing confidential government security plans for a vital meeting of tribal elders 2011 Oct.29   9 Americans, including 4 troops killed  A suicide bomber has attacked a bus carrying foreign troops in the Afghan capital killing 13 US soldiers
 The attacker detonated a car filled with explosives
2011 Sep.20     Ex-Afghanistan president assassinated
  Burhanuddin Rabbani, considered vital to peace efforts in the country, was assassinated. He had been leading the Afghan peace council
 2 suicide bombers feigning a desire to conduct reconciliation talks, detonated themselves. The attacker hid the explosive device inside his turban
2011 Sep.13   Troops close in on Kabul gunmen  Afghan and international forces are closing in on the last insurgents who attacked the US embassy, Nato HQ and police buildings   Militants fire on U.S. Embassy  Afghan and coalition forces battled Taliban who launched 3 brazen assaults, including a attack on the U.S. Embassy and NATO's command
 The strike in central Kabul and two other assaults across the city left residents unnerved. 3 police officers have died and others have been injured in the violence
2011 Aug.18   Double explosions near British compound  Two explosions have hit the Afghan capital, Kabul, near a compound run by the British government; sporadic gunfire was also heard 2011 Jul.17   Key Karzai aide attacked  Jan Mohammad Khan, a key ally of Karzai, is believed to have been killed in the attack 2011 Jun.28   Suicide bombers attack luxury hotel  Six Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Kabul's Hotel Inter-Continental in a brazen, carefully orchestrated operation
 At least 10 people killed
2011 Jun.18   Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban  The United States is involved in peace talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai told a youth group 2011 May.21   Suicide blast hits hospital  An attack on a hospital in a tent in the grounds of Charsad Bestar Hospital has left six people dead and 23 wounded 2011 Apr.27   Man opens fire on Americans; 9 dead  Eight coalition troops and a civilian were killed in a shooting by Afghan military pilot at an Afghan air force compound

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2010 Dec.19   Bombers target Afghan army bases  Suicide attackers have targeted military bases in two cities, leaving 13 members of the security forces dead, along with at least five assailants 2010 Jul.20   Powers back Afghan takeover date  A major conference on Afghanistan has endorsed Karzai's goal that Afghan forces should lead security operations across the country by 2014 2010 Jul.19   Karzai seeks greater aid control  Afghan President Hamid Karzai is to ask for greater control of his country's multi-billion dollar aid budget at an international conference in Kabul 2010 May.17   Suicide car bombing kills 18  A suicide car bomb exploded near a registration center for Afghan Army recruits. At least 30 people were killed or wounded 2010 Apr.1   Karzai accuses UN over election fraud  Afghan President has accused foreign election observers of fraud during last year's disputed vote 2010 Mar.28   Obama arrives in Afghanistan  President Obama and Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai took part in a 10-minute arrival ceremony before walking into the palace 2010 Feb.25   Loud explosions in Afghan capital  Two explosions and the sound of gunfire have been heard in the centre of the capital 2010 Jan.17   Militants attack Afghan capital  Suspected Taliban militants have launched an attack in an area around the presidential palace, setting off explosions and sparking a gunbattle 2010 Jan.16   Lawmakers reject most of Karzai's picks  Afghan President's second attempt to seat a new Cabinet failed Saturday with the parliament rejecting a majority of his selections 2010 Jan.2   MPs reject most Karzai cabinet nominees  The parliament has turned down 17 out of President Hamid Karzai's 24 nominees for his new Cabinet. Energy minister was among the rejected

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2009 Nov.19   Hamid Karzai sworn in for second term  Western leaders have urged Karzai to deliver tangible improvements in Afghans' lives
 In his inauguration speech, Karzai said he would tackle corruption and build security forces
2009 Nov.2   Karzai vows to battle corruption  Afghan President Hamid Karzai has vowed to remove the 'stigma' of corruption, a day after winning a new term       Karzai declared elected president
  Afghan electoral officials declared incumbent President Hamid Karzai the winner of another term in office, after canceling second round of voting
2009 Nov.1   Abdullah withdraws from Afghan runoff  Afghan politician Abdullah Abdullah is saying he believes the second round would be as fraudulent as the first
 He stopped short of calling for a boycott of the run-off vote. Karzai had rejected Abdullah's demand that election officials who presided over the first round should be dismissed
2009 Oct.31   Afghan rivals talk over vote boycott  President Karzai's representatives were holding eleventh-hour talks with those of main rival Abdullah Abdullah in a bid to prevent the boycotting 2009 Oct.27   3 U.N. staff killed in firefight  The staff members were living in a private guesthouse in central Kabul near where an attack took place 2009 Oct.26   Afghan rivals row over poll chief  President Hamid Karzai has rejected a call by rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah to sack the head of the Afghan election commission 2009 Oct.23   Run-off campaigning begins  Incumbent President Hamid Karzai is due to face his main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, in two weeks' time 2009 Oct.20       Karzai accepts election runoff
  Afghan President bowed to Western pressure, agreeing to take part in a presidential runoff vote in two weeks
2009 Oct.12   Afghan quits election commission  One of five members of the Electoral Complaints Commission has resigned amid the group's probe of allegations of voting fraud 2009 Oct.7   Blast outside India embassy  At least 7 people have been killed and more than 60 injured in a large explosion near the interior ministry office and the Indian embassy 2009 Sep.17   Karzai warns West over vote fraud claims  Afghan President Hamid Karzai warned Western observers not to 'delegitimize' the results of his country's presidential election 2009 Sep.10   Hundreds of Afghan votes declared invalid  Presidential election results from five polling stations were declared invalid by the Electoral Complaints Commission because of fraud 2009 Sep.8   Recount clouds Karzai poll lead  Latest results from presidential election show President Hamid Karzai with 54.1% of the vote after 92% of polling stations declared 2009 Sep.6   Karzai closer to Afghan poll win  With three-quarters of votes counted, from presidential election show incumbent Hamid Karzai has extended his lead 2009 Aug.25   Partial results put Karzai ahead in vote  Afghan election officials announced that partial election results put incumbent President Karzai ahead of his main rival by a slim margin 2009 Aug.18   Poll media blackout urged  Afghanistan has called on domestic and foreign media not to cover any violence on the day of the election in case such reports scare away voters   Deadly pre-poll attack hits Kabul  A suicide car bomber has killed 10 people in an attack on a convoy of Western troops. More than 50 people were wounded 2009 Aug.16   Karzai, rivals debate as elections near  President Karzai, heavily criticized for skipping a candidates' debate, met two of his political rivals in a nationally televised debate 2009 Aug.14   Blast kills 3, injures dozens  A massive suicide bombing near the Nato headquarters rocked the capital, killing three people and leaving as many as 90 wounded 2009 Apr.4   Karzai to review move toward sharia law  Amid mounting pressure from the West, Afghan President says his government will review a recent version of a law that legalizes marital rape 2009 Mar.12   Taliban poised at the gates of Kabul  A top Taliban commander said his insurgents are poised and ready to attack Kabul and could strike virtually anywhere in the city

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2008 Aug.19   10 French soldiers killed in fighting  100 insurgents attacked a patrol near the Afghan capital. 21 other soldiers were wounded in the fighting in the Sarobi area in Kabul province 2008 Jul.19   Obama opens foreign tour  US Democratic presidential contender, who flew to Kabul as part of a US congressional team, is at the start of a high-profile international tour 2008 Apr.26       President flees ceremony attack
  Hamid Karzai and other quickly scrambled toward safety when the sound of gunfire and explosions interrupted a military ceremony
 Security forces whisked Karzai away from the scene and hundreds of people fled as shots rang out. He and other dignitaries were safe. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack which happened at a Mujahideen Day ceremony to mark 16 years since the overthrow of the country's Soviet-backed rule
2008 Jan.14       Taliban attack luxury hotel   The Taliban say 4 of their fighters have attacked the luxury Serena hotel, popular with foreign visitors
 At least five people and a suicide bomber were killed. The dead included an U.S. citizen and a Norwegian newspaper reporter


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2007 Aug.19   Kidnapped German woman freed  Christina Meier was freed during a police raid on a house, and a number of her suspected abductors were arrested 2007 Aug.18   German woman kidnapped  A woman has been kidnapped at gunpoint in the heart of the capital. She works for an international aid organisation 2007 Jul.22     Former king Zahir Shah dies  Zahir Shah has died at the age of 92 following a long illness. He was deposed in 1973 and went into exile, but returned in 2002 2007 Jun.16     Afghan police hit by suicide bomb, 35 killed  The bomb went off close to police HQ in the city centre at rush hour. Most of the dead are police recruits
 A man had blown himself up on board the police academy bus. Such an attack is new in Kabul and the tactics have been borrowed directly from Iraq


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2006 May.29   Deaths as riots sweep Kabul  A fatal car crash involving U.S. troops has triggered widespread riots in the in the capital

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2005 Jun.9   Italy hostage released in Kabul  Clementina Cantoni, who works for Care International, has been freed nearly a month after being taken hostage 2005 Feb.5   Missing jetliner crashed outside Kabul  Rescue teams have located the wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed with 104 people aboard

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2004 Dec.7   Karzai Sworn in as President  Hamid Karzai was sworn in as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president, promising to bring peace to the nation 2004 Nov.3       Karzai declared poll winner  Incumbent has been declared the winner of first direct presidential election 2004 Oct.28   Foreign poll staff held in Kabul  3 foreign election workers were taken at gunpoint and kidnapped 2004 Oct.24     Karzai wins Afghan majority
  Interim leader has won a majority of estimated votes cast in landmark presidential elections 2004 Oct.23   Suicide bomber hits Kabul street  A bomber has struck famous shopping district, Chicken Street, injuring 7 people, including 3 international peacekeepers 2004 Oct.9   Karzai rivals demand new vote  All but 2 of the candidates laid down charges of voter fraud and vowed to discount any results 2004 Jan.26   Constitution becomes law  President Karzai has signed new constitution into law, a document that gives him sweeping powers 2004 Jan.4     Loya jirga agrees constitution  The document gives the president sweeping powers. It awards parliament the power to appoint of ministers

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2002 Sep.5   Explosions in Kabul kill at least 15  Most of the casualties were caused by a massive secondary blast outside the Ministry of Information and Culture 2002 Jul.6     Vice president shot dead  Gunmen have shot dead Haji Abdul Qadir and his driver outside the gates of a government ministry 2002 Jun.13   Karzai elected head of state  Karzai received more than 80% of the votes of loya jirga. His closest rival was a woman 2002 Jun.11     Former king opened loya jirga
  Mohammed Zahir Shah has told a traditional gathering that he wants to adopt a democratic system based on Islam 2002 Apr.17   Kabul joy as ex-king returns  87-year-old Zahir Shah has returned from Italy accompanied by Karzai amid tight security after almost 30 years of exile 2002 Feb.14   Kabul mob kills minister  Pilgrims have beaten to death Civil Aviation Minister A. Rahman after rumours that he had cancelled a flight to Saudi Arabia 2002 Jan.3   Taleban prisoners released  260 prisoners freed from Kabul prison. Each given 500,000 afghanis ($20) by the Red Cross

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2001 Dec.21     Swearing-in of interim government
  Ceremony attended by representatives from every province. 30-member government is to be headed by Hamid Karzai 2001 Nov.16   US kills Bin Laden deputy  Air strikes near Kabul had killed Mohammed Atef, a key planner behind the 11 September attacks 2001 Nov.12     Alliance moves in abandoned Kabul
  Taliban have withdrawn most of their troops from the capital moving along a road to the south
2001 Sep.29   Afghan opposition backs former king  Mohammed Zahir Shah is holding talks in Rome with Northern Alliance to plan a new government 2001 Sep.20   Clerics ask Bin Laden to leave  The resolution is represent a compromise agreed at a meeting in Kabul. The U.S. has dismissed as inadequate