Mohammad Omar (Afghan governor)

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Mohammad Omar
انجنير محمد عمر

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Mohammad Omar on 5 October 2010
Governor of Kunduz, Afghanistan
In office
Preceded by Abdul Latif Ibrahimi
Succeeded by Muhammad Anwar Jigdaleg
Governor of Baghlan
In office
Preceded by Norullah Noori
Succeeded by ?
Personal details
Born Baharak, Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Died October 8, 2010
Taloqan, Takhar province, Afghanistan

Mohammad Omar (Pashto : انجنير محمد عمر) (died October 8, 2010) was the Governor of Kunduz Province, Afghanistan. He was an ethnic Andar Pashtun from Baharak District of Afghanistan.

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Omar completed two years of a four-year engineering program at Polytechnical University of Kabul.

Political life

Mohammad Omar served as the mayor of Taloqan from 1991 to 1992. During the civil war, he was a member of Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan. [1] Soon after the fall of Taliban government, Omar was appointed as the governor of Baghlan Province where he served from 2001 to 2003.

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He then served as Governor of Kunduz Province from 2004 until he was assassinated on 8 October 2010 when a bomb exploded at the Shirkat mosque in Taloqan, in neighboring Takhar province. 19 people were killed from the bomb, also 35 were injured. [2] [3]

Political affiliation

Omar was formerly affiliated with Abdul Rasul Sayyaf's Islamic Dawah Organisation of Afghanistan, until the time of his death. [1] He was said to be a man with good manners.

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  1. 1 2 "Kunduz Provincial Profile." Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at NPS, 15 Sept. 2009. Web. 30 Nov. 2009.<Program for Culture and Conflict Studies at NPS>
  2. "Afghan governor Omar dies in mosque bombing". BNO News . Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. "Head of Afghanistan's Kunduz province 'killed in blast'". BBC . 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
Preceded by
Abdul Latif Ibrahimi
Governor of Kunduz, Afghanistan
Succeeded by
Muhammad Anwar Jigdaleg
Preceded by
Norullah Noori
Governor of Baghlan
Succeeded by