January 2010 Kabul attack

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January 2010 Kabul attack
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date18 January 2010
TargetPresidential Palace, government buildings, commercial buildings
Attack type
Suicide bombing, shooting
Deaths12 (3 soldiers, 2 civilians, 7 attackers)

The January 2010 Kabul attack was a suicide bombing and gun attack which occurred in central Kabul, Afghanistan for several hours on 18 January 2010. Taliban gunmen attacked the Presidential Palace and several government buildings. Two shopping centres, two cinemas and a bank were also targeted by the attackers. Twelve people were killed in the attack: two civilians, three members of security forces and seven Taliban fighters (at least two of whom were suicide bombers); 71 other people were wounded.[1] According to a statement on a Taliban website, the nearby Kabul Serena Hotel and government buildings were the intended target for the attack and that 20 of their members committed the attack.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Afghan capital Kabul hit by co-ordinated Taliban attack". BBC News. London: BBC. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 18 January 2010.