January 2010 attack in central Kabul

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January 2010 attack in central Kabul
DateJanuary 18, 2010
Targetpresidential palace, government buildings, commercial buildings
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths3 soldiers, 2 civilians
PerpetratorsTaliban (7 fighters)

The January 2010 attack in central Kabul was a suicide attack which occurred in central Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 January 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. ^ a b "Afghan capital Kabul hit by co-ordinated Taliban attack". BBC News. London: BBC. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.