Biography of Abdul Haq

Abdul Haq

A prominent Afghan commander who fought guerilla battles against Soviet and Communist Afghan troops in Kabul in the 1980s. He was a commander for Hezb-e Islami (Khalis faction). When the Mujahideen took over Kabul in 1992, Abdul Haq briefly served as Kabul’s police chief, and was also a cabinet minister. He left politics to run a successful trading company in Dubai, United Arab Emirate for a while and then returned to politics in 1998 as a UN peace mediator. In 2001, he was working with the United States to find an alternative to the Taliban, when he was captured and killed by the Taliban on October 26 2001.