Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor

Ustad Atta Mohammad Noor

Governor + Politician + Schoolteacher
Hometown Balkh Province
Political Party Jamiat-e Islami
Religion Islam

Atta Muhammad Nur (born 1965) is a politician in Afghanistan, serving as the Governor of Balkh Province in the north of the country. He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai. An ethnic Tajik, he was a high school teacher before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. He then became an anti-Soviet mujahideen resistance commander for the Jamiat-e Islami.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born in 1965.


1992 27 Years Old 1 More Event
By 1992, he had become one the most powerful mujahideen commanders in Northern Afghanistan.
1993 28 Years Old However, ideological differences with Dostum soon emerged, and in 1993, he split from Dostum.
1994 29 Years Old In January 1994, Atta Noor fought to consolidate the Islamic State of Afghanistan's control over the capital of Balkh, Mazar-i-Sharif, against Dostum's Junbish milita. … Read More


2001 36 Years Old On November 9, 2001 Atta Noor's forces and those of Dostum drove the Taliban from Mazar-i-Sharif. … Read More
2003 38 Years Old In October 2003, Dostum launched an offensive, and managed to retake many of the positions he had lost since 2002. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old …  He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai. … Read More


2009 44 Years Old Governor Atta Mohammad Noor supported Karzai’s main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, in the August 2009 presidential election.
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