Afghan Biographies

Ishkamish District Takhar Province

Name Ishkamish District Takhar Province
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade District Chief District Police Chief
History and Biodata

Eshkamesh District Chief:
Abdul Manan Hakimi (20110720, 2012,2013) killed by roadside bomb with his two bodyguards (20130321)
Saif-u-Rahman, Executive Director and Acting District Chief of Ishkamish was kidnapped (20201023)
Fayz Rehman Haidri, Governor of Ishkamish district, was assassinated in Chal district of Takhar province (20201211)

District Police Chief:
Mir Abdul Jalil killed by roadside bomb (20110720)
Abdul Rahman (20150929)

Ashkamish Eshkamesh has a long history of instability with local commanders and criminals using it as an area to retreat to ever since the Najibullah government of the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, according to locals, the security in this remote district of Takhar started to deteriorate even further about six years ago when Taleban from outside the district, taking advantage of the perceived lack of rule of law, started to strategically engage Pashtun and other minority communities. The district also has a history of non-Taleban insurgency groups (IMU and Jundullah), which were to establish a footprint there in 2011. However, so far, those groups have hardly presented a threat to the Taleban in the region, as their number and capacity are far too limited.
Eshkamesh, which, like Borka, is predominantly Uzbek-populated, was facilitated by the local communities always having had a strong connection with the IMU and with Jundullah groups in neighbouring Baghlan and Kunduz.(20160717)

Taliban had completely captured the district, adding that the Bangi district of the province is also at risk of collapse.(202100611)

Last Modified 2021-06-11
Established 2011-07-20