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Nur Muhammad Taraki

Nur Muhammad TarakiBorn: 15-Jul-1913
Birthplace: Ghazni province, Afghanistan
Died: 14-Sep-1979
Location of death: Kabul, Afghanistan
Cause of death: Execution

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Afghanistan
Executive summary: President of Afghanistan, 1978-79

Requested the Soviet Union (under Leonid Brezhnev) invade Afghanistan. He was executed by order of Hafizullah Amin, with media reports at the time stating his death from natural causes.

    President of Afghanistan 30-Apr-1978 to 14-Sep-1979
    Prime Minister of Afghanistan 27-Apr-1978 to 27-Mar-1979
    Afghanistan National Assembly 1965-79

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