Afghan Biographies

Mullah Mohammad Shirin


Name Mullah Mohammad Shirin
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Taliban negotiator
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Security guard of the Taliban founder Mullah Omar
Military affairs in-charge of eastern provinces
Taliban negotiator

3. Biodata:
Mullah Mohammad Shirin Mullah Shireen Akhund Shirin Noorzai aka Abdullah Hanafi is part of the leadership council as well as the political office in Doha. He is an Alizai (or Noorzai) tribe member from Kandahar who used to be close to Taleban founder Mullah Omar: He was in charge of organising Omar’s personal security.  In 2016 he was mentioned as being in charge of the war in 19 provinces. In 2018, a UN Security Council report described him as “the Taliban Head of Intelligence for the Southern Region”. The former director of the NDS, Rahmatullah Nabil in October 2018 on Twitter accused Shirin of being behind the assassination of Kandahar’s police chief General Raziq. He has been mentioned as member of the negotiation team in official statements.

Last Modified 2021-11-09
Established 2021-11-09