Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011)



Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 2 March 2012

Abdul Samad Achekzai was listed on 2 March 2012 pursuant to paragraph 3 of resolution 1988 (2011) for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of ”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, or “recruiting for” “those designated and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan”.

Additional information:

Abdul Samad Achekzai is a senior Taliban member involved in manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and running the group’s IED support network.  Samad, as at mid-2010, was responsible for IED component procurement and storage, detonator construction, and IED training in support of Taliban fighters in western and southern Afghanistan.

Samad has also been involved in attacks in Afghanistan on behalf of the Taliban.  As of early 2011, Samad was working with a Taliban member to assassinate an Afghan Border Police commander and had recruited a suicide bomber for the task.  At that time, Samad had deployed five suicide bombers to Afghanistan to conduct attacks on International Security Assistance Force and Afghan authorities.  In early 2010, Samad sent five Taliban suicide bombers to Kandahar to target Afghan authorities there.

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