Afghan police officer, Abdul Raziq Achakzai, Died at 39

Abdul Raziq Achakzai was born in 1979 and died on October 18, 2018.

He was a police chief in the Afghan National Police.

During November 2001, Achakzai joined anti-Taliban forces, under Fayda Mohammad and Gul Agha Sherzai, which overthrew the Taliban in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.

During 2001 Raziq was not yet recognized, Achakzai nevertheless rose to command the Afghanistan Border Police on Afghanistan’s border between Kandahar and Pakistan’s Balochistan Province.

He was considered to be one of the most powerful security officials in Afghanistan for the past few years before his death.

Abdul Raziq Achakzai was killed by a gunman who opened fire on security officials as they were leaving a meeting in Kandahar on October 18, 2018.

Abdul Raziq Achakzai passed away at 39 years old.


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