Mirwais Sadiq

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Mirwais Sadiq (born 1973 - died March 21, 2004) was the Civil Aviation Minister of Afghanistan and the son of the Ismail Khan, who was then the governor of Herat Province.[1]

He died during an exchange of fire in the city of Herat between supporters of Zahir Nayebzada, a commander for the central government, and Ismail Khan. Nayebzada claimed responsibility for the assassination, but insisted that Sadiq had only been killed in self-defense. President Hamid Karzai later said Sadiq's death was caused by a "small accident."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afghan aviation minister killed in ambush". The Telegraph. March 21, 2004. Retrieved 2008-02-01.