Afghanistan in History (Part 2)

Afghanistan: Kabul

Historical Events

  • 2013-01-26 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • 2013-01-27 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • 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
  • 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

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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

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 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

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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"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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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