Abdul Samad Khaksar
Mullah Abdul Samad Khaksar served as Minister or Deputy Minister of Interior for Afghanistan under the Taliban government. He renounced the Taliban following the US-led invasion in 2001. Abdul Samad became a vocal critic of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. In September 2005 he unsuccessfully ran for Afghanistan's new parliament.
Abdul Samad was killed near his home in Kandahar in January 2006, by two men riding motorcycles. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.
- John R. Bolton (2003). "Denied Persons Pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution". United States Federal Registry. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- Benjamin Sand . Gunmen Assassinate Taleban Defector. Voice of America, Islamabad 15 January 2006.
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