Atta Muhammad Nur

Atta Muhammad Nur

Afghan Politician
Born Jan 1, 1965

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 of 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


1997 32 Years Old When the Taliban took power in late 1997, Atta Noor served as a commander in the anti-Taliban United Front (Northern Alliance) under Ahmad Shah Massoud. … 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 1 More Event
…  He was appointed in 2004 by President Hamid Karzai. … Read More


2005 40 Years Old Governor Atta's opium poppy eradication program between 2005 and 2007, advised by consultants from Adam Smith International, successfully reduced poppy cultivation in Balkh Province from 7,200 hectares in 2005 to zero by 2007.
2009 44 Years Old Governor Atta Mohammad Noor supported Karzai’s main challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, in the August 2009 presidential election. … Read More
2014 49 Years Old 1 More Event
Khalid Noor, Tariq Noor,Belal Noor, Suhaib Noor and Seyar Noor. his oldest son Khalid Noor graduated from Sandhurst Royal Military academy of london in 2014. … Read More
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