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Afghanistan: Information on KHAD, an Afghan internal security organization, since 1989 and its role since the Soviet withdrawal

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 1 February 1994
Citation / Document Symbol AFG16509.E
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Afghanistan: Information on KHAD, an Afghan internal security organization, since 1989 and its role since the Soviet withdrawal, 1 February 1994, AFG16509.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abb96c.html [accessed 24 July 2014]
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For information concerning KHAD activities between 1989 and April 1992, please refer to Response to Information Request AFG15748.E of 1 December 1993 available at your regional documentation centre.

In the period since April 1992, a clandestine radio report stated that all Afghan espionage networks "are operating as usual and even more intensively than before and are arresting Mojahedin in Kabul city" (Radio Message of Freedom in Pashto to Afghanistan 13 Nov. 1992). The same report stated that "criminal agents of KHAD are continuing their activities with more power than before within the framework of the Department of State Security of the coalition administration" (ibid.).

 An unrelated media report of July 1992 stated that General Baba Jan, a former KHAD commander, had survived a second assassination attempt by a Mojahedin group (AFP 30 July 1992).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

AFP. 30 July 1992. "Former Khad Man Survives Assassination Attempt." (FBIS-NES-92-148 31 July 1992, p. 46)

Radio Message of Freedom in Pashto to Afghanistan [Kabul]. 13 November 1992. "Intelligence Service Operating `More Extensively.'" (FBIS-NES-92-221 16 Nov. 1992, p. 48)

Attachments

AFP. 30 July 1992. "Former Khad Man Survives Assassination Attempt." (FBIS-NES-92-148 31 July 1992, p. 46)

Radio Message of Freedom in Pashto to Afghanistan [Kabul] 13 November 1992. "Intelligence Service Operating `More Extensively." (FBIS-NES-92-221 16 Nov. 1992, p. 48)

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