Abdul Matin Bek

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On the afternoon of Dec. 25, 2011, in the northern Takhar Province of Afghanistan, a funeral procession was gathering in a field on the outskirts of my hometown, the city of Taloqan, when a suicide bomber approached Mutalib Bek, a member of Parliament, and detonated his explosive vest. Mutalib Bek, who was my father, was killed instantly, along with 24 others, including a 12-year-old boy.

My father was a former commander of the Mujahedeen, the anti-Soviet resistance. He later joined the United Front — a coalition of anti-Taliban fighters — and played a key role in the war against the Taliban and Al Qaeda in northern Afghanistan.…  Seguir leyendo »