Afghan Biographies

Mohammad Zahir

Name Mohammad Zahir
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1953
Function/Grade ex Taliban Official
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:

Mohammed Zahir was born 1953 in Zyarate Balol, Afghanistan. He studied English and Contemporary studies at High School. He allegedly was a leading Taliban weapons supplier, according to his official Guantanamo file, leaked 2011 to The Telegraph by the Wikileaks hacker group. "Detainee was arrested on suspicion of possessing weapons including Stinger missiles and uranium, which detainee’s recovered documents indicate was intended for use in a nuclear device,” Zahir’s threat assessment read. Zahir was said when recommended for continued detention seven years ago to be a “veteran high-level member of the Taliban Intelligence Directorate” as well as having links to narcotics smuggling. He has a brother Abdul Wahab.(20080000) Mohammad Zahir was released an transferred to Afghanistan.(20141219) Zahir, accused of being employed by the Taliban in intelligence, has always maintained that he was a teacher.


Last Modified 2014-12-21
Established 2014-12-21