Mohammed Islam Mohammadi

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Mawlawi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi
Governor of Bamyan
In office
September 27, 1996 – November 17, 2001
Succeeded byMohammad Rahim Aliyar
Governor of Samangan
In office
December 19, 2005 – January 26, 2007
Preceded byMawlawi Abdol Manan
Succeeded byAbdul Haq Shafaq
Personal details
Died(2007-01-26)January 26, 2007 (aged 85-86)
Political partyTaliban
Leader of Harkat-E-Inqilab-E-Islami Afghanistan during the Afghan Civil War[1]

Mawlawi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi (1921[1] – January 26, 2007) was a Taliban governor and member of the National Assembly of Afghanistan. He was regional governor of Bamyan Province in Afghanistan when the Buddhas of Bamyan were destroyed in 2001.

In 2005, he was elected to parliament by the neighboring province of Samangan, as election laws in post-Taliban reconstruction Afghanistan did not prevent former Taliban officials from running for election.[3] On January 26, 2007, he was assassinated in Kabul on his way to prayers.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Afghan rebel factions form a shaky 'alliance'". Chicago Sun-Times. Deutsche Presse-Agentur. 1989-02-10. p. 28.
  2. ^ East, Adam K.; Lyndon LaRouche (1995-08-13). "Afghansi groups: the Peshawar Seven". Executive Intelligence Review.
  3. ^ Taliban official responsible for destruction of Bamiyan Buddhas elected to Afghan Parliament
  4. ^ Afghans destroy Buddhas, but cry foul over cartoons