Afghan Biographies

Bibi Aysha Commander Kaftar

Name Bibi Aysha Commander Kaftar
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth
Function/Grade Female Taliban Commander
History and Biodata

3. Biodata:
Female Commander Bibi Aysha alias Kaftar "the pigeon" (native Nahrin district) was an active commander of Jamiyat-a-Islami during former USSR (Russia) invasion of Afghanistan; kaftar_commandershe fought against Taliban in Nahrin district during their regime and was Nahrin district representative in emergency traditional council (Loya Jirga).The  Commander of an armed group in Baghlan province is woman, aged 60 and her name is Kaftar, known as “Commander Kaftar”. This commander is still involved in wars with rival groups. Former security officials of Baghlan province charged her (Commander Kaftar) for killing 3 policemen and a Jihadi commander and armed robbery but she once more joined government four years ago. Commander Kaftar once again has armed her group and started armed conflict with two former Jihadi Commanders, local officials of Nahrin district said.(20111217) Having 30 armed supporters, Kaftar has been active mostly in Barka district since the Jihad era.

Female resident – known as commander Kaftar – joined the Taliban insurgents in Baghlan province of North Afghanistan, the insurgent group claimed in a statement Thursday Oct 15, 2020.   

While the Afghan government did not immediately comment or affirm the claim, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a tweet Thursday evening said Kaftar has been “forced” to stand against Islamic Emirates’ Mujahidin.

“Female commander (Kaftar) mislead by enemy & forced to apparently stand against IEA Mujahidin in Sajano area of Nahrin district joined Mujahidin along with her armed followers earlier today,” he said. “Preaching & Guidance Commission officials welcomed them.”(20201016)

Last Modified 2020-10-16
Established 2020-10-16