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Influential ex-jihadi leader killed in Kabul

Influential ex-jihadi leader killed in Kabul

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May 28, 2015 - 22:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Unknown gunmen shot dead an influential former jihadiinfo-icon commander in the Deh Sabz district of central Kabul province on Thursday night, police said.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Humayun Aini, the 119 police helpline commander, told Pajhwok Afghan News the former jihadi leader, Maulviinfo-icon Syed Maqbool, was on his way home after offering prayers at a mosqueinfo-icon in Alikhel village when gunmen attacked him at about 8pm.

He said the attackers, who were riding in a white-coulored corolla car, had escaped, but police had launched a manhunt for them.

Maqbool was a member of the Harkat-i-Islami party led by Maulvi Mohammad Nabi during the jihadinfo-icon era. He was a prominent commander in Pul-i-Charkhi area of Kabul.

When the Talibaninfo-icon were capturing Kabul, former Northern Allianceinfo-icon leader Ahmad Shah Massoud detained him on the charge of cooperation with the Taliban. Maqbool remained in detention in central Panjsher province until the overthrow of the Taliban regime in 2001.

Maqbool was a member of the leadership council of the Karkat-i-Inqilab-i-Mardum Afghanistaninfo-icon party and an influential figure and tribal eder in the Deh Sabz district.

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