Jumma Kasimov

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Jumma Kasimov
Born 1969
Died 2001
Allegiance  Soviet Union (1987-???)
Flag of Jihad.svg Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (1991-2001)
Years of service 1987-2001

Soviet war in Afghanistan
War in Afghanistan

Jumma Kasimov (also known as Jummah Khan Namangani and Jumaboi Ahmadzhanovich Khojayev) was an Uzbek militant with a substantial following who founded the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and received substantial Taliban patronage, allowed to operate freely in Northern Afghanistan.[1]

Conscripted into the Soviet Army in 1987, as a member of an elite paratrooper force he fought in the war in Afghanistan.

Believed to have been killed in Mazari Sharif, he was eulogised together with Mohammed Atef in a speech by Osama bin Laden in November 2001.[2][3]


  1. ^ Rashid, Ahmed (2001). "The Fires of Faith in Central Asia". World Policy Journal 18.
  2. ^ Mir, Hamid (September 8, 2007). "How Osama bin Laden Escaped death 4 times after 9/11". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Donovan, Jeffrey (October 30, 2003). "U.S.: Diplomat sees growing terrorism challenge in Central Asia". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.

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