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Abdul Raziq Achakzai
|Abdul Raziq Achakzai|
|Birth name||Abdul Raziq|
Kandahar Province, Afghanistan
|Died||October 18, 2018 (aged 39)|
Kandahar City, Afghanistan
|Service/branch||Afghanistan Border Police|
|Years of service||2002–2018|
|Battles/wars||War in Afghanistan †|
In November 2001 Raziq joined anti-Taliban forces, under Fayda Mohammad and Gul Agha Sherzai, which overthrew the Taliban in Kandahar. In 2001, he rose to command the Afghanistan Border Police on Afghanistan's border between Kandahar and Pakistan's Balochistan Province.
Achakzai was alleged to have committed numerous human right violations including extrajudicial killings, forced disappearances and torture in the Kandahar province.
- "Kandahar Police Chief Raziq Killed In Attack | TOLOnews" (in en). TOLOnews. https://www.tolonews.com/index.php/afghanistan/kandahar-police-chief-raziq-killed-attack. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- "General Abdul Raziq biography". Associated Press. 29 Jun 2015. http://www.afghan-bios.info/index.php?option=com_afghanbios&id=1489&task=view&total=3162&start=2397&Itemid=.
- Aikins, Matthieu. "Our Man in Kandahar" (in en-US). https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/11/our-man-in-kandahar/308653/.
- Afghanistan officials sanctioned murder, torture and rape, says report. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/03/afghanistan-allies-sanctioned-torture-murder-report-human-rights-watch. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
- Salahuddin, Sayed; Constable, Pamela (October 18, 2018). U.S. commander in Afghanistan survives deadly attack at governor’s compound that kills top Afghan police general. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/gunfire-erupts-in-afghan-governors-compound-after-meeting-with-us-commander/2018/10/18/109fc5e0-d2ce-11e8-b2d2-f397227b43f0_story.html?utm_term=.0280c659dd41. "Among those killed in the attack inside the governor’s compound in southern Kandahar province was the region’s top police general, Abdul Raziq, who was seen as the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan.".