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In July 2008 he led a delegation of legislators to investigate the Deh Bala wedding party bombing, an incident where American helicopter fired on a wedding party, killing 47, mostly women and children.
- Amir Shah (2008-07-11). "47 Afghan civilians killed by U.S. bombs, group says". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2008-08-04. "The airstrike on Sunday in Deh Bala district of Nuristan province also wounded nine civilians, said Burhanullah Shinwari, the deputy chairman of the Senate, who led the delegation."
- James Sturcke (2008-07-11). "US air strike wiped out Afghan wedding party, inquiry finds". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-08-04. "'We found that 47 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in the air strikes and another nine were wounded,' said Shinwari, who is also the deputy speaker of Afghanistan's senate."
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