Afghan Biographies

Janan, Khiraullah

Name Janan, Khiraullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Uruzgan Warlord
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
A U.S. Special Operations raid targeting Hajji Janan, a Taliban weapons dealer, in Uruzgan Province on 20130407 night resulted in the death of Janan's brother Khiraullah Janan. Khiraullah Janan
is the brother-in-law of Mohammed Qaseem, an aide to Karzai and a powerful figure in Karzai's Popalzai tribe. U.S. soldiers shot Khiraullah after being fired upon by "insurgents," but the provincial governor Amir Muhammad Akhunzada and police chief Matiullah Khan say both men were innocent, and they intervened to secure Hajji Janan's release soon after the international forces took him into custody. Qaseem is also a cousin of Matiullah Khan, the Oruzgan police chief. Qaseem rose to President Karzai's circle after his father, drug related Jan Mohammad Khan Mohammadi, a former Oruzgan governor and close Karzai ally, was killed in 2011. (20130412)

Last Modified 2013-04-12
Established 2013-04-12