Incident Summary:

09/30/2009: On Wednesday, a former leader, Sarbeland, of the Jonbesh-e Melli Eslami-ye Afghanistan political party was shot dead by unidentified militants in the Omarkhel area of Chahar Dara district of Konduz province. No group has claimed responsibility.




South Asia

region/u.s. state:


Near Chahar Dara

Location Details:
The attack took place in the Omarkhel area of Chahar Dara district of Konduz Province.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Jonbesh-e Melli Eslami-ye
Specific Description The target of the attack was former leader of the Jonbesh-e Melli Eslami-ye Afghanistan political party.
Nationality of Target Afghanistan
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Unknown firearms 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 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Jane’s Intelligence, “Unidentified Militants Kill Former Political Leader in Afghanistan's Kunduz,” Terrorism Watch Report, September 1, 2009.
BBC Monitoring South Asia, "Ex-Commander Shot Dead in Troubled Northern Afghan District," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring South Asia, October 1, 2009.