Afghan Biographies

Elham, Abdul Nabi Brig. Gen.

Name Elham, Abdul Nabi Brig. Gen.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Commander 404th police zone
History and Biodata

1. Commander 404th Maiwand Police Former Police Zone South:
Gen. Ghulam Ali Wahdat, Chief of Police in Regional Command South (also mentioned as: the southern Afghan National Police / Border Police zone (404th Maiwand Police Zone) commander (2009.)
Gen. Shafiq Fazli Shafiqullah Faiz (20100526),
Commander of 404 Maiwand zone General Mohammad Salam Ihsas Ehsas Salem (20101219, 201207)
Brig Gen Mirwais Khan Noorzai 20130225)
Maj Gen Mashooq Ahmad Selab (20151015)
Brig. Gen. Nabi Jan Mullah Khel (20160623)
Brig Gen Abdul Qayum Baqizoy (20161120, 20180512)
Brig Gen Abdul Nabi Elham (20181018)

Deputy Commander of the 404 Maiwand Zone Afghan National Police (ANP) Kandahar:
Brig. Gen. Mirwais Noorzai (20081222, 20100930)
Spokesman for the 404 Police Corps:
Hekmatullah Kochi, (20120315)

Other Commander of 404th Maiwand Zone:
General Shafi Ahmad Khan (20100505),
Khalilullah DASTYAR, CID Chief/Maiwand 404 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20120201)

  • Rahmatullah SEDIQI, CID Chief/Maiwand 404 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20120201)
  • Zulfaqar AHMAD, Deputy Chief of CID/Maiwand 404 Zone, Ministry of Interior (20120201)

The 404th Maiwand Zone spans 6 Provinces (59 Districts) and has over 16,000 ANP soldiers under it’s command. The regional Chief of Police is Major General Ali Ghulam Wahdat. The Kandahar Chief of Police is Brigadier General Zazai. The Spin Boldak Chief of Police is Sultan Mohammad. There are 150 AUP authorized for Spin Boldak. As of January 2010, there are 243 AUP assigned (20100418).

2. Previous Functions:
Officer of the general commander of special operations
Provincial Police Commander Zabul Zabol (20110611-20110808)
Provincial Police Commander Helmand (20120100 -20150115 )
Provincial Police Commander Faryab (20150601, 20161009, 20170514)

3. Biodata Abdul Nabi Elham Ilham:
elham_abdul_nabiAbdul Nabi Elham, Abdul Ghani Alham, Abdul Nabi Ilham, Abdul Nabi Alham, son of Abdul Hameed, was the officer of the general commander of special operations and was appointed as the Provincial Police commander of Zabul province 20110611.

A motorized rickshaw was detonated at around 9:30 am while provincial police chief Brig Gen Abdul Nabi Elham was traveling to his office in Zabul. Elham escaped unhurt. (20110709).

President Karzai ordered the dismissal of Hidayat, the provincial city court judge who ordered the exhumation of three Taliban's bodies from graves for identification and sacked Brig Gen· Abdul Nabi Elham, the police chief (20110808). Firing of Ilham was also linked to a demonstration of 500 to 1 000 civilians who were demonstrating against police for taking the bodies of dead Taliban commanders from the Bakorzo area to Qalat city in Zabul province for further investigation with consent of Mohammad Nabi Elham. Police fired into the demonstration and killed four.

In Jan 2012 Abdul Nabi Elham had been appointed Provincial Police Commander Helmand.

A suicide car bomber blew himself up 20130617 near the vehicle of Helmand provincial Police Chief Mohammad Nabi Elham. The blast in the city of Lashkar Gah ripped off the door of Elham's vehicle as he was en route to his office. The attack wounded three police officers traveling with Elham, but the police chief was not hurt.

Brigadier General Abdul Nabi Elham has been put in the active reserves list.(20170514)

Abdul Nabi Elham has sustained injuries in an attack in Kandahar province that left the prominent Afghan security official and Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq dead.(20181018)

Last Modified 2018-10-18
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