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 Abdul Kabir

In office
16 April 2001 – 13 November 2001
Leader Mohammed Omar
Preceded by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
Succeeded by Abdul Ghafoor Rawan Farhadi

Born 1958/1963
Political party Taliban

Maulavi Mohammed Abdul Kabir is a senior member of the Taliban leadership.[1] The United Nations reports that he was Second Deputy of the Taliban's Council of Ministers; Governor of Nangarhar Province; and Head of the Eastern Zone. The U.N. reports that Kabir was born between 1958 and 1963, in Paktia, Afghanistan, and is from the Zardran tribe. The U.N. reports that Kabir is active in terrorist operations in Eastern Afghanistan.

The Chinese News Agency Xinhua reported that Abdul Kabir was captured in Nowshera, Pakistan, on July 16, 2005. [2][3] Captured with Abdul Kabir were his brother Abdul Aziz, Mullah Abdul Qadeer, Mullah Abdul Haq, and a fifth unnamed member of the Taliban leadership.

In spite of these reports, intelligence officials quoted in Asia Times indicated Kabir and other senior Taliban leaders may have been in North Waziristan, Pakistan during Ramadan 2007, planning an offensive in southeastern Afghanistan.[4]

Also, Xinhua reported on October 21, 2007, quoting from an account from Daily Afghanistan, that Abdul Kabir had been appointed commander in Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar and Nooristan provinces.[5]

A report on February 21 stated that Kabir was captured in Pakistan as a result of intelligence gleaned from Mullah Baradar, himself taken into custody earlier in the month.[6][7]


  1. ^ The list of individuals belonging to or associated with the Taliban, United Nations, October 4, 2006
  2. ^ Top Taliban commander held in Pakistan, Xinhua, July 19, 2005
  3. ^ Top Taliban leaders captured, Shia News, July 19, 2005
  4. ^ Pakistan plans all-out war on militants, Asia Times, October 19, 2007
  5. ^ Report: Taliban appoint new regional chief in Afghanistan, Xinhua, October 21, 2007
  6. ^ "Major Taliban Operative Captured in Pakistan". Fox News. 2010-02-21.,2933,587089,00.html. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  7. ^ Amir Mir (2010-03-01). "Pakistan wipes out half of Quetta Shura". The News International. Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. "According to well-informed diplomatic circles in Islamabad, the decision-makers in the powerful Pakistani establishment seem to have concluded in view of the ever-growing nexus between the Pakistani and the Afghan Taliban that they are now one and the same and the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the Quetta Shura Taliban (QST) could no more be treated as two separate Jihadi entities." 
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohammad Rabbani
Prime Minister of Afghanistan

Succeeded by
Abdul Ghafoor Rawan Farhadi


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