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The Associated Press, February 27, 2007

List of major suicide attacks in Afghanistan

The year 2006 witnessed the killing of over 3900 people in Afghanistan

Feb. 27, 2007 — A suicide bomber outside Bagram, the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, kills at least 19 people, during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, Afghan officials say. Cheney is safe and leaves the base soon after.

Jan. 23, 2007 — An attacker blows himself up among Afghan workers outside a U.S. base in the eastern city of Khost, killing 10 and injuring 14, according to the local governor.

Sept. 30, 2006 — A suicide bomber outside the gates of the Interior Ministry in Kabul kills 12 people, wounds more than 40.

Sept. 26, 2006 — A suicide bomber on foot kills 18 and wounds 17 in an attack outside a compound of the Helmand provincial governor in the town of Lashkar Gah.

Sept. 11, 2006 — A suicide bomber in Khost province kills five attending the funeral of the governor of Paktia province, who was killed a day earlier in another suicide attack in Gardez, Paktia's capital.

Sept. 8, 2006 — A car bomber rams a U.S. convoy near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, killing 16, including two American soldiers.

Aug. 28, 2006 — 21 civilians killed by a suicide bomber targeting an ex-police chief in Lashkar Gah.

Aug. 3, 2006 — 21 civilians killed in a suicide car bombing near Canadian military vehicles in town market in Kandahar province.

Jan. 16, 2006 — A man with explosives strapped to his body drives a motorbike into a crowd watching a wrestling match in Kandahar province and kills 21 people.

Jan. 15, 2006 — A car bomber slams into a Canadian military convoy in Kandahar city, killing two passers-by and a senior Canadian diplomat.

Jan. 5, 2006 — A militant blows himself up in a town in central Uruzgan province during a supposedly secret visit by the U.S. ambassador, killing 10 Afghans.

Sept. 28, 2005 — A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills nine Afghan soldiers outside an army training center in Kabul.

June 1, 2005 — A suspected al-Qaida fighter detonates explosives strapped to his body in a mosque in Kandahar city, killing 20 worshippers.

June 7, 2003 — A taxi packed with explosives blows up near a bus carrying German peacekeepers driving to Kabul airport to fly home, killing four soldiers and an Afghan.

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