Afghan Biographies

Samangani, Alhaj Ahmad Khan killed

Name Samangani, Alhaj Ahmad Khan killed
Ethnic backgr. Uzbek
Date of birth 1957
Function/Grade Ex Wolesi Jirga Member
History and Biodata

Alhaj Ahmad Khan Samangani
Phone: 0700553010

2. Previous Functions:
Commander of 19th Division
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 MP MNA Samangan
Wolesi Jirga Candidate 2010 MP MNA Samangan not reelected.
Wolesi Jirga Member MNA MP  2010 Samangan IEC replaced

3. Biodata:
samangani_ahmad_khanAhmad Khan was born 1957 (other sources say 1961) in Samangan Province. Samangani completed his private Islamic studies in Samangan in 1974.

Samangani is a former Mujahid commander, and the principal commander in
Samangan province. He was aligned with Hezb-e-Jamiat Islami Afghanistan before forming an alliance with General Abdul Rashid Dostum and joining his party, Hezb-e-Junbish Milli Islami Afghanistan. He served as the Deputy Governor of Samangan province from 1995-1997.

Samangani was elected to Parliament in 2005 with 24,870 votes. He served on the Natural Resources and the Environment commission during this term. He bagged most votes in the Wolesi Jirga Elections 2005 and 2010 in Samangan Province.

In May 2007 Khan had escaped an assassination attempt a few days earlier in which his driver and bodyguard were killed. Accusations were made against Gen Dostum that he and the police chief of Samangan had been behind the attack. Ahmad Khan was the Commander of the 19th Division, and was the main Commander in Samangan. He was a member of the committee on national resources and environment in 2005 Wolesi Jirga.

He was 20101121 delisted from Wolesi Jirga Election 2010 due to fraud. However he will replace sitting Wolesi Jirga MNA MP Mohammad Tahir Zahiir after a Independent Election Commission Decision (20110821).

Commission (2012): Internal Affairs.

Ahmed Khan Samangani is one of the most powerful men in Samangan province following the fall of the Taliban, and still maintains a large support base without a position within the formal government.(2011110)

Ahmad Khan Samangani the anti-Soviet guerrilla leader in the 1980s, was welcoming guests to his daughter's wedding when he was killed by an explosion (suicide bomb attack) which occurred in the Marwarid Wedding Hall, in Aybak, the capital of Samangan province.(20120714) He is the 14th Parlamentarian killed after 2004.

He is married with six sons and three daughters.

He speaks Uzbek, Dari and Pashtu.

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