A Taleban suicide bomb targeted a military bus in Kabul in September
Some of the deadliest bomb attacks in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taleban in 2001:
17 January 2008: In what appears to be the deadliest attack since the Taleban were ousted in 2001, a suicide bomb kills at least 80 people watching a dog-fighting competition in the outskirts of Kandahar.
29 December 2007: At least 16 policemen are killed after an attack by the Taleban on a checkpoint in Maywand district of Kandahar province.
6 November 2007: A suicide bomber strikes a sugar factory in Baghlan province during a visit by parliamentarians, killing at least 70 people, including six MPs and many schoolchildren.
29 September 2007: A powerful suicide bomb attack on a bus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, kills 30 Afghan soldiers.
10 September 2007: At least 20 people die in two suicide bombings in Gereshk in Helmand province. More than 40 people are hurt in the blasts. Many of the casualties are civilians.
The bomber was trying to kill a senior provincial official who survived the attacks, the defence ministry says.
17 June 2007: A bomb attack on an Afghan police bus in Kabul kills up to 35 people and injures more than 30 others.
A number of civilians are among those killed in the rush-hour attack close to police HQ in the city centre.
10 July 2007: Seventeen people, including 12 schoolchildren, die in a suicide bombing at a market place in Dehrawood in Uruzgan province, where Taleban militants are active.
The bomber blew himself up near a Nato-led convoy, police say.
27 February 2007: At least nine people die in a suicide bombing at the main US base in Afghanistan during a visit by US Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Mr Cheney, who was unharmed, was staying at the Bagram base near Kabul, on an unannounced visit to the region.
26 September 2006: At least 18 people die in an explosion near a governor's office and mosque in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. A suicide bomber is stopped at a checkpoint and triggers his device.
3 August 2006: At least 21 people die in a car bomb attack on a market in Kandahar province.
16 January 2006: Two suspected suicide blasts kill at least 24 people in Kandahar province. A suspected bomber drives his motorbike into a crowd in the town of Spin Boldak, killing 20.
An earlier attack kills an Afghan soldier and three civilians in the city of Kandahar.
1 June 2005: At least 20 people die in a suspected suicide bomb attack on a packed mosque in the city of Kandahar.
Kabul police chief Mohammed Akram is among those killed. He was among many who were at the mosque to mourn a senior anti-Taleban cleric.
5 September 2002: Just hours before an assassination attempt on President Hamid Karzai, a powerful car bomb kills at least 15 people in the centre of Kabul.
Police point the blame at either the al-Qaeda network or Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a former mujahideen leader who is fighting the Kabul government independently from the Taleban.