27 October 2001 – Abdul Haq
Abdul Haq is said to have been ‘martyred’ according to his brother Daoud Arsalan, in a report published by the BBC.
Haq was a key leader of the opposition who had been exiled for years and who fought tirelessly often by guerrilla means to overthrow the Taleban.
He’d re-entered the country to try to drum up support for another uprising, but he hadn’t got very far when he was caught in the act.
Despite the US staging a doomed rescue mission, a ‘religious edict’ was issued which sanctioned his death without trial and Haq was hanged, aged 43, alongside a fellow insurgent.