January 2014 Kabul restaurant attack

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January 2014 Kabul restaurant attack
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
LocationKabul, Afghanistan
Date14 January 2014
Attack type
Suicide bombing, mass shooting
WeaponsBomb, guns
Deaths21 (+1 bomber)

On January 17, 2014 a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the Taverna du Liban, a heavily fortified restaurant in Kabul popular with foreign nationals, including diplomats, aid workers and journalists; two gunmen then entered the building and began "shooting indiscriminately."[1] 21 people were slain.[2]

The Taliban immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.[1]


Victims by nationality
Nationality[3] Dead
 Afghanistan 8
 Lebanon 2
 United Kingdom 2
 Canada 2
 United States 2
 Denmark 1
 Malaysia 1
 Russia 1
 Pakistan 1
 Somalia 1
Total 21


  1. ^ a b c "Suicide bomb attack on Kabul restaurant 'kills 14'". BBC. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Gobry, Pascal-Emmanuel (21 January 2014). "In Memoriam: Alexandros Petersen, Murdered By The Taliban In Kabul". Forbes. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/18/two-britons-killed-kabul-restaurant-attack-taliban
  4. ^ Torrance, Kelly Jane (3 February 2014). "Alexandros Petersen, 1984-2014 Kelly Jane Torrance on The Most Interesting Man in D.C." Weekly Standard. Retrieved 5 October 2015.