Abdul Samad Khaksar

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Mullah Abdul Samad Khaksar served as Minister or Deputy Minister of Interior for Afghanistan under the Taliban government.[1] 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.[2]

Abdul Samad was killed near his home in Kandahar in January 2006, by two men riding motorcycles. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing.[2]

He was one of five individuals the United Nations officially removed from its sanction list in 2010.[3] The four other men were: Abdul Salam Zaeef, former ambassador to Pakistan; Abdul Satar Paktin, formerly the Taliban's Deputy Minister of Public Health; Muhammad Islam Mohammadi, former Governor of Bamiyan Province; and Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad Awrang, former envoy to the United Nations. Two of the other men were also deceased.


  1. ^ John R. Bolton (2003). "Denied Persons Pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution". United States Federal Registry. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ a b Benjamin Sand . Gunmen Assassinate Taleban Defector. Voice of America, Islamabad 15 January 2006.
  3. ^ "Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee Approves Deletion of Five Entries from Consolidated List". United Nations. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2015-02-21. On 29 July 2010, the Security Council Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee approved the deletion (de-listing) of the five entries specified below from its Consolidated List.