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January 2010 attack in central Kabul
Location Kabul
Date January 18, 2010
Target presidential palace, government buildings, commercial buildings
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths 3 soldiers, 2 civilians
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Taliban (7 fighters)

The January 2010 attack in central Kabul was a suicide attack which occurred in central Kabul, Afghanistan on January 18, 2010 when Taliban gunmen attacked the presidential palace and several government buildings. Also a shopping complex and a cinema in the city was targeted by the attackers. Twelve people died in the attack, including the Taliban fighters, with dozens reported wounded.[1] According to a statement on a Taliban website, the nearby Serena Hotel and government buildings were the intended target for the attack.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Afghan capital Kabul hit by co-ordinated Taliban attack". BBC News. London: BBC. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 

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