Afghanistan in History (Part 2)

Afghanistan: Kabul

Historical Events

  • 2013-02-13 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • 2013-02-27 17 Afghan militia are killed by Taliban insurgents in an attack in the Andar District
  • 2013-03-09 19 people are killed in two suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2013-03-13 10 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Kunduz province, Afghanistan
  • 2013-04-03 46 people are killed and 100 are injured by a court-house suicide bombing in Farah, Afghanistan
  • 2013-04-24 33 people are killed and 115 are injured after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 2013-04-26 30 people are killed after a bus crashes following a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan
  • 2013-04-29 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
  • 2013-05-04 5 US soldiers are killed by a bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 2013-06-03 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2013-08-03 9 children are killed by a suicide bombing in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 2013-08-05 160 people are killed by flash floods across Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • 2013-08-08 14 people are killed by a bomb explosion in Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 2013-09-15 27 people are killed after a coal mine collapses in Afghanistan
  • 2013-10-27 18 people are killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • 2014-01-17 21 people are killed in a suicide bombing in a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan

Historic Event

2014-09-29 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan

  • 2014-11-23 A suicide bomber kills 40 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan
  • 2015-07-29 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government
  • 2015-09-06 German police confirm more than 13,000 refugees have arrived in Southern Germany in last 2 days fleeing conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan
  • 2015-10-03 US airstrike hits Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing around 19

Historic Event

2015-10-07 US President Barack Obama apologises to Doctors without Borders President and the President of Afghanistan for the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz

  • 2015-10-26 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits northern Pakistan and Afghanistan killing over 300
  • 2015-12-09 Attack on Kandahar airport by Taliban forces kills at least 37 before Afghan forces retake control
  • 2016-05-21 Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour, leader of the Afghan Taliban is reportedly killed by a US drone in Pakistan
  • 2017-04-21 Taliban attack army base at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, killing more than 100
  • 2017-05-30 Large suicide bomb in the diplomatic quarter of Kabul, Afghanistan kills more than 150 and injures 400
  • 2017-07-24 Taliban suicide bus bombing in Kabul kills at least 38, mainly employees of Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum
  • 2017-08-01 Bomb blast at Jawadia Shia mosque in Herat, Afghanistan kills about 30
  • 2018-03-21 Suicide bomber kills 31 in crowd celebrating Persian New Year in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2018-04-30 Coordinated double suicide attack kills 36 in Kabul, Afghanistan, including nine journalists
  • 2018-05-15 Taliban forces attack and claim to has seized control of the western city of Farah, Afghanistan
  • 2018-07-01 Suicide bombing targeting Sikh community kills at least 19 people in Jalalabad, Afghanistan
  • 2018-07-14 Civilians killed in Afghan war reaches record high with 1,692 killed in first six months of 2018 says UN
  • 2018-08-12 More than 200 Afghan soldiers reported killed after 3 days of attacks by taliban insurgents over multiple fronts including Ghazni city
  • 2018-08-15 Suicide bomber attacks tuition centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing 48 and injuring 67
  • 2018-08-25 Afghan Islamic State leader Abu Saad Erhabi and 10 others killed in an air strike in province of Nangarhar, Afghanistan
  • 2018-09-11 Suicide bombing in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, kills 68 and injures 165
  • 2018-10-14 Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai becomes only the 6th player in cricket history (3rd in T20) to hit 6-sixes in an over; scores 62 in 17 balls in Kabul Zwanan loss v Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League
  • 2018-11-15 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirms more than 28,000 of the country's military and police have been killed since 2015
  • 2018-11-20 More than 40 religious scholars killed, at event to mark birth of prophet Mohammed, by a suicide bomber near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • 2019-01-28 Draft framework for peace agreement to end 17-year conflict in Afghanistan agreed by US and Afghan negotiators
  • 2019-03-10 Taliban force attacks Afghan army base killing or capturing about 50 soldiers in Badghis Province, Afghanistan
  • 2019-06-18 England cricket captain Eoin Morgan smashes a ODI world record 17 sixes against Afghanistan in his side's 150-run World Cup victory at Old Trafford; Morgan, 148 from 71 balls
  • 2019-07-01 At least 16 people killed in a Taliban attack with over 100 injured in Kabul, Afghanistan

Historic Event

2019-07-22 US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth"

  • 2019-08-17 Suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul, Afghanistan, kills 63, with over 200 injured. The Islamic State claims responsibility
  • 2019-09-19 Likely US drone attack kills at least 30 and injures 28 in Nangarhar Province,, Afghanistan
  • 2019-09-19 Taliban suicide truck bombing kills 22 and injures 90 at a hospital in Zabul Province, southern Afghanistan

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