A look at recent major attacks in Afghanistan's capital:
_ Oct. 28: Gunmen with automatic weapons and suicide vests storm a Kabul guest house, killing 12 people, including six U.N. staff. Two rockets target the luxury Serena Hotel and one strikes close to the presidential palace, with no casualties.
_ Oct. 8: A suicide car bomber detonates his vehicle outside the Indian Embassy, killing 17 people, mostly civilians, and wounding at least 76.
_ Sept. 17: A suicide car bomber kills six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians on one of Kabul's main roads.
_ Aug. 15: A suicide car bomber strikes near the front gate of NATO's headquarters, killing at least seven people and wounding nearly 100.
_ July 7, 2008: A suicide car bomb detonates at the gates of the Indian Embassy, killing more than 60 people and wounding around 150.
_ April 27, 2008: Militants firing rockets and automatic rifles attack a ceremony marking Afghanistan's victory over Soviet occupation in the 1980s, killing three and wounding eight. Three gunmen are also killed.
_ Jan. 15, 2008: Militants storm the Serena Hotel in a coordinated assault that kills seven.