Ghulam Dastagir Azad

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Ghulam Dastagir Azad (born 1950 in Kang District, Nimruz Province) is the former governor of Nimruz Province, Afghanistan, having served from 2005 to August 2010.

In 2008, Azad survived a suicide attack that killed four of his bodyguards.[1]

In May 2010, 8 Suicide attackers entered Azad's office with intention to kill him. He survived all eight attacks, but two of his bodyguards died and Gul Makai Osmani, a female member of the Nimroz legislature, and a bystander were killed in this attack.

Unconfirmed reports state that following this attack, the Governor was transported using unknown cars and with civilian-dressed bodyguards.

Preceded by
Abdul Karim Brahui
Governor of Nimruz Province
2005 - 2010
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim Brahui


  1. ^ Bashir Ahmad Nadem . Nimroz governor survives life attempt. Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan) Article date:July 2, 2008