Malang Zafar

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Malang Zafar

On January 15, 2010, the Department of Defense complied with a court order and published a list of Captives held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility that included the name Malang Zafar.[1][2][3] His ISN was 1286.

There were 645 names on the list, which was dated September 22, 2009, and was heavily redacted.[1][2]

According to historian Andy Worthington, author of the The Guantanamo Files, someone named Malang Zafar was reported to have been apprehended, at a roadblock, by British Army Gurkhas, in December 2003.[3] He was reported to have been a Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin "chief of operations". He was “suspected of organizing a bus bombing in June that killed four German soldiers”.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bagram detainees". Department of Defense. 2009-09-22. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Andy Worthington (2010-01-19). "Dark Revelations in the Bagram Prisoner List". truthout. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Andy Worthington (2010-01-26). "Bagram: The First Ever Prisoner List (The Annotated Version)". Archived from the original on 2010-01-27. "A man of this name was seized in December 2003 by Gurkhas, and was described as a “chief of operations” for Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), a fiercely anti-US group headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a veteran warlord who, ironically, received the lion’s share of CIA funding in the 1980s, via Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence agency (ISI)."