Khan Mohammad Mujahid

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Khan Mohammad "Mujahid"
جنرال خان محمد مجاهد
Born1961
Died(2011-04-15)April 15, 2011
Cause of deathMurder
NationalityAfghan, Pashtun
CitizenshipAfghanistan
OccupationSenior police officer
EmployerAfghan Government
Home townKandahar, Afghanistan

General Khan Mohammad "Mujahid" (Pashto: جنرال خان محمد مجاهد‎) (1961 - 15 April 2011) was a senior policeman in Afghanistan. He was killed by a suicide bomber in 2011.

He was born in 1961 in Arghandab District near Kandahar, a member of the Alokozay tribe. He fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and against the Taliban. He became chief of police in Ghazni and moved in 2009 to Kandahar where he was responsible for the policing of the south of Kandahar Province.

On 15 April 2011 he was killed in a suicide bombing at the Kandahar police headquarters.[1][2][3][4] The Taliban claimed responsibility for his murder.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rubin, Alissa J.; Shah, Taimoor (15 April 2011). "Blast Kills Afghan Police Chief and 2 Officers in Kandahar". New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Afghanistan's legacy of assassinations". Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera Media Network. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Afghan suicide bomber kills Kandahar police chief". BBC News. BBC. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ Peter, Tom A. (15 April 2011). "Assassinated Kandahar police chief was optimistic about security". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  5. ^ Sara, Sally (15 April 2011). "Taliban claims Afghan bomb attack". ABC Online. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2019.