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Major attacks in Afghanistan since January 1

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Kabul: A day after Taliban attacked a bus of the Afghan Defence Ministry in Kabul, the toll has risen to 15 while 31 others were injured, the ministry said on Sunday.

Those killed in Saturday's attack included 11 personnel from the ministry and four passersby, Xinhua reported.

The injured included 26 military workers and five civilians, the ministry said.

The following is the listing of major attacks in Afghanistan since January 1, 2016.

On February 27, about 13 persons were killed and 40 others injured after a suicide bomber attacked a pro-government local leader, Khan Jan, in Kunar province. Khan died in the attack.

On February 22, a Taliban suicide attacker killed 13 people, including six Afghan Local Police (ALP) officers, and injured 11 in Parwan province.

On February 17, three civilians were killed and 12 injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Faryab province.

On February 11, five ALP officers were killed following a insider attack in Kunduz province.

On February 10, two police officers launched an insider attack, killing five policemen and injuring six officers in Kandahar province. One attacker was killed in shootout.

On February 8, six civilians were killed and nine injured in a suicide bombing in Paktika province.

On February 8, three military officers were killed and 18 injured when a suicide attacker struck an army bus in Balkh province.

On February 1, at least 20 people, mostly police officers, were and 29 others were wounded when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive jacket at the gate of Civil Order Police station in western Kabul.

On January 30, a police chief and an intelligence director were killed in an IED attack in the Dangam district of Kunar.

On January 26, Zubair Khaksar, a local Journalist and cultural advisor to governor of Nangarhar, was killed in a targeted killing.

On January 26, some nine police were killed in an insider attack in Uruzgan province.

On January 20, up to seven media workers and a policeman were killed and 24 injured as a suicide car bombing struck a bus carrying employees of a local TV channel in Kabul.

On January 17, a suicide attack struck a guesthouse of a local leader Malik Usman Shinwari in Nangarhar, killing 12 civilians and injuring 13 others. Shinwari was among the injured.

On January 13, seven security forces and two civilians were killed and 11 injured after three gunmen attacked a building near Pakistani consulate in Nangarhar.

On January 4, one suicide bomber was killed after his car bomb went off along a main road near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The target remained unknown.

On January 4, three civilians were killed and 38 others, including two foreign soldiers and five policemen, injured after a suicide truck bomb hit Camp Baron, a heavily protected residential compound of foreign civilian contractors near Kabul airport.

On January 3, gunmen seized a building near Indian Consulate office in Balkh, killing one security force soldier and injuring nine others. The gunmen were killed after one-day clash with security forces.

On January 1, three civilians were killed and 18 injured after a suicide car bomb targeted a local French restaurant in the Qala-e-Fatullah Khan area of Kabul. (IANS)

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