Afghan Biographies

Akhond, Abdul Manan Mullah killed

Name Akhond, Abdul Manan Mullah killed
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Mullah Omar's younger Brother
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Mullah Abdula Rahim aka Mullah Abdul Manan Akhond the younger brother of Taliban’s deceased supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has opposed the newly appointed ‘Emir” of Taliban. He said says that his family has not announced allegiance to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor. Akhond and elder son of Omar Mawlawi Mohammad Yaqoub urged the Muslims to pray for the soul of the late Taliban chief. Afghan government officials maintain that Omar died two years ago, in 2013, at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. His son claims that he was murdered, but some others say he peaceful died at a hospital due to illness. (20150802)


Born as Mullah Abdul Rahim, Mullah Manan was a high profile individual after the Taliban’s slain supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

Hailing from Ishaqzai tribe, he was a resident of Farhad locality in Nawzad district and an important member of the Taliban’s leadership.

He was also known for violating some orders of the Taliban head Mullah Hibatullah and had been accused of not obeying orders in recent times.

According to reliable sources, Mullah Manan was accused of establishing contacts with Iran’s Sepah Pasdaran group and received arms and money against deadliest attacks in Afghanistan.The source added the slain Taliban leader had allowed schools, hospitals and other public welfare programs in Helmand as a result of his growing differences with the leadership.

Mullah Manan was arrested by Pakistani forces back in 2008, but released him later and then the Taliban appointed him as the governor of Helmand.


Abdul Manan Akhund, senior member of Taliban's leadership council based in Pakistan's Quetta and Taliban shadow Governor in Helmand Province was killed along with his two spokesman Hafiz Rashid and Mullah Javied and two guards in Nawzad district. Taliban in a statement confirmed his death saying it was a "big loss." Manan was killed in an airstrike by US .(20181201)


Last Modified 2018-12-02
Established 2015-08-02