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Afghan politician and founding member of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA), Noor Ahmad Noor, has died at the age of 87.

Noor served as the Minister of Interior of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, a representative of the people of Kandahar in the 12th National Assembly, and the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Washington, D.C.

He was born in Kandahar and studied law and political science at Kabul University. He served as a member and secretary of the Central Committee of the PDPA and as the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Washington, D.C.

Noor’s death was announced by his son, Ahmad Noor, on social media. He said that his father died on Monday, January 8, 2024, at his home in Kabul.

Noor’s death is a significant loss for Afghanistan. He was a respected politician and a key figure in the country’s history. He will be remembered for his commitment to democracy and his dedication to serving the Afghan people.

Noor’s legacy

Noor was born in Kandahar in 1937. He studied law and political science at Kabul University, where he became involved in student politics. In 1965, he was elected to the National Assembly as a member of the PDPA.

In 1978, the PDPA led a coup that overthrew the government of Mohammad Daoud Khan. Noor was appointed Minister of Interior in the new government. He served in this position until 1979, when he was dismissed by President Nur Muhammad Taraki.

In 1981, Noor was appointed Ambassador to Washington, D.C. He served in this position until 1987, when the PDPA government was overthrown by the Mujahideen.

After the fall of the PDPA, Noor remained in exile in the United States. He returned to Afghanistan in 2002 after the U.S.-led invasion. He served as a member of the Afghan Transitional Administration and the Afghan Parliament.

Noor was a controversial figure. He was criticized by some for his role in the PDPA’s human rights abuses. However, he was also respected by many for his commitment to democracy and his dedication to serving the Afghan people.

Noor’s impact on Afghanistan

Noor had a significant impact on Afghanistan. He was a key figure in the country’s political history and a respected voice for democracy. His death is a loss for Afghanistan and for the world.