Mohammad Omar (Afghan governor)

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Mohammad Omar
انجنير محمد عمر
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Mohammad Omar on 5 October 2010
Governor of Kunduz, Afghanistan
In office
2004–2010
Preceded by Abdul Latif Ibrahimi
Succeeded by Muhammad Anwar Jigdaleg
Governor of Baghlan
In office
2001–2003
Preceded by Norullah Noori
Succeeded by  ?
Personal details
Born Baharak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Died October 8, 2010
Taloqan, Takhar province, Afghanistan
Religion Islam

Mohammad Omar (Pashto: انجنير محمد عمر) (died October 8, 2010) was the Governor of Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. He was an ethnic Andar Pashtun from Baharak District of Afghanistan.

Omar completed two years of a four-year engineering program at Polytechnical University of Kabul.

Political life[edit]

Mohammad Omar served as the mayor of Taloqan from 1991 to 1992. During the civil war, he was a member of Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan.[1] Soon after the fall of Taliban government, Omar was appointed as the governor of Baghlan Province where he served from 2001 to 2003.

He then served as Governor of Kunduz Province from 2004 until he was assassinated on 8 October 2010 when a bomb exploded at the Shirkat mosque in Taloqan, in neighboring Takhar province. 19 people were killed from the bomb, also 35 were injured.[2][3]

Political affiliation[edit]

Omar was formerly affiliated with Abdul Rasul Sayyaf's Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan, until the time of his death.[1] He was said to be a man with good manners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kunduz Provincial Profile." NPS.com. Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at NPS, 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2009.<Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at NPS> [1]
  2. ^ "Afghan governor Omar dies in mosque bombing". BNO News. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Head of Afghanistan's Kunduz province 'killed in blast'". BBC. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 

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Preceded by
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi
Governor of Kunduz, Afghanistan
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Muhammad Anwar Jigdaleg
Preceded by
Norullah Noori
Governor of Baghlan
2001–2003
Succeeded by
?