Hafizullah Amin

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Person.png Hafizullah Amin  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born1 August 1929
Paghman, Kingdom of Afghanistan
Died27 December 1979 (Age 50)
Tajbeg Palace, Kabul, Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Cause of death
gunshot wound
Alma materUniversity of Kabul, Columbia University
PartyPeople's Democratic Party of Afghanistan

Employment.png Chairman of the Revolutionary Council (Afghanistan)

In office
14 September 1979 - 27 December 1979
As Chairman of the Revolutionary Council

Employment.png Afghanistan/Minister/Defence

In office
28 July 1979 - 27 December 1979

Employment.png Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Afghanistan)

In office
27 March 1979 - 27 December 1979
As Chairman of the Council of Ministers (Afghanistan)

Hafizullah Amin was an Afghan communist head of state, who served from September 1979 until his assassination.


The Soviets strongly suspected he was either a CIA asset[1] or or prepared to sell outto the United States.[2]

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