Afghan Biographies

Alasai District Kapisa Province Alasay Ala Sai

Name Alasai District Kapisa Province Alasay Ala Sai
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief
History and Biodata

District Chief Alasai District Ala Sayee District Kapisa Province:
Mullah Muhammad Omari (2010016, 20120123)
Ghulam Naqashband Safi (20170412)

District Police Chief Alasai district :
Muhammad Zaman (20080420),
Mirzaman Mangarai Mungari Col. Mangari Khan (20110328, 20110418)
Shukraullah (20140708)

Development council Chief of Ala Sai district:
Dr. Ghairat, (20100208),


The two Pashai-inhabited districts of Alasai and Kohband are examples of how the government is losing its grip on Kapisa. Taleban have already established an administrative system governing Alasai. (20150406)
Askin valley in Alasay district of Kapisa province went under the Taliban control during a harsh battle in the district at about 3am, said district police chief, Shukrullah. The district is key route in Kapisa province, from where several neighboring districts could be threatened by the insurgents. Many residents and policemen had fled the district and sought asylum in Laghman, a neighboring province, with yet the Taliban comment on the report.(20140708)

More Background:
The increasing strength of the Taleban in Alasai spread fear among powerbrokers who had emerged after 2001, mainly commanders linked to the former mujahedin faction Jamiat-e Islami. They saw their sphere of influence shrink rapidly. Some of them staged an uprising against the Taleban in July 2014. Commander Shukrullah, the leader of the group, told AAN that by  July the Taleban had gathered hundreds of fighters from all over the province in order to capture those who still dared to defy the Taleban rule and their ‘laws’. Feeling directly threatened, ten Jamiati commanders with their nearly 50 fighters staged an uprising against the Taleban in the Sken valley of Alasai. The shooting went on for seven days, but then the Jamiati fighters ran out of ammunition. The local security forces, Commander Shukrullah complained, never came to support them.

When the fighting ceased, the villages of Konbad, Dahrata, Qalah and Sahrae were in the hands of the Taleban. Many houses were set on fire and the families of the commanders of the uprising—who had meanwhile fled to neighbouring Laghman province—were forced to leave the area.
Attempts to make peace

Other conflicts between local powerbrokers and Taleban were handled through negotiations rather than brute force. These negotiations were helped by the fact that many members of both conflicting parties in Alasai belong to the Pashai ethnic group. In fact, some areas of Alasai saw relative peace until a few months ago due to cease-fire agreements that had lasted for several years.

This quasi-peace situation gave free rein to the Taleban in the areas they controlled. They imposed strict rules on the population, warning them, for example, not to support the ANSF and ISAF, and not to allow women to go out alone in public. According to Malik Nader, Taleban commander Abdul Ghafar Shafaq, who was later appointed as deputy shadow governor of Kapisa (and got killed in January 2015), intended to attack the Jamiati territories several times, but was held back by the elders. However, in the aftermath of the uprising of July 2014, the Taleban finally stormed the villages that had previously been under the control of Jamiati commanders.(20150406)

Last Modified 2017-04-12
Established 2010-01-18