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September 14, 1979 – December 27, 1979
|Preceded by||Nur Muhammad Taraki|
|Succeeded by||Babrak Karmal|
August 1, 1929|
December 27, 1979 (aged 50)|
|Political party||People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan|
Hafizullah Amin (Pashto: حفيظ الله امين, August 1, 1929 – December 27, 1979) was the second President of Afghanistan. He was president during the time of the communist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The Soviets got information from their KGB spies that Amin's rule was a threat to the stability of Afghanistan. They also were not certain about Amin’s loyalty to the Soviet Union. The Soviets found some information about Amin's trying to become closer to Pakistan and China. The Soviets also believed that Amin was behind the death of president Nur Muhammad Taraki. Finally, the Soviets decided to remove Amin.