Taraki was an important member of the Khalq faction of the PDPA. After the Saur
revolt, which left Mohammad Daoud Khan dead, Taraki became the president of the
Revolutionary Council, prime minister of the country, and secretary general of the PDPA.
During Taraki's hold on power, numerous anti-Communist revolts occurred throughout the
country, and he failed to subdue them. Taraki and Hafizullah Amin worked together to
greatly weaken the Parcham faction of the PDPA. Eventually, on September 14, 1979,
Taraki himself was killed by Amin.