Abdullah Laghmani

Abdullah Laghmani 1960s –2 September 2009 was Deputy Chief of the National Directorate of Security NDS in Afghanistan, and a prominent ally of President Hamid Karzai He first served as an intelligence officer for the Northern Alliance during Taliban rule After the formation of Karzai administration in late 2001, Laghmani served as the intelligence chief of Kandahar province before moving up as deputy chief Laghmani was killed in a Taliban suicide bomb attack in Mehtar Lam, Laghman Province

An ethnic Pashtun, he was particularly knowledgeable about the Taliban and the movement's mentors in Pakistan He and his agents helped determine a possible link between the bombers who attacked the Indian Embassy in Kabul in July 2008 and the Pakistani intelligence service ISI in Peshawar


  1. ^ Rahimi, Sangar, Stephen Farrell 2009-09-02 "Deputy Chief of Intelligence Is Slain in Afghanistan" The New York Times Retrieved 2009-09-02 Mr Laghmani, who was in his 40s, served 
  2. ^ a b Bhadrakumar, M K 2009-09-04 "Spooks spill blood in the Hindu Kush" Asia Times Retrieved 2009-09-04 
  3. ^ "Taliban suspects arrested" The Guardian Associated Press 2004-12-15 Retrieved 2009-09-02 
  4. ^ "Taliban Suicide Strike Kills Afghan Deputy Spy Chief" NPR Associated Press 2009-09-02 Retrieved 2009-09-02 

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