Incident Summary:

11/21/2008: On Friday night at 2230, unidentified gunmen attacked a wedding party with grenades in the Akhtchi area of Totumdara of Charikar, Parvan, Afghanistan. Eight people were killed in the attack and 62 others were injured. No group has claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
200811210009

When:
2008-11-21

Country:
Afghanistan

Region:
South Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Parwan

City:
Chaharikar

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Akhtchi area of Totumdara of Charikar, Parvan, Afghanistan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians at a wedding party
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Grenade
Weapon Details
Grenades were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 8 Fatalities / 62 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 8
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 62
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Agence France Presse, "Grenades Thrown Into Afghan Wedding, Eight Dead: Officials," Lexis Nexis, Agence France Presse, November 22, 2008."