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Dadullah (1966 – May 11, 2007) was the Taliban's senior military commander in Afghanistan until his death in 2007. He was also known as Maulavi or Mullah Dadullah Akhund (Pashto: ملا دادالله آخوند). He also earned the nickname of Lang, meaning "lame" (as in Timur Lang), because of a leg he lost during fighting.An ethnic Pashtun from the Kakar tribe of Kandahar Province, he was known as "The Butcher", even among fellow Talibans, for his outbursts of violence, notably in cutting men's heads off, as per some even being stripped of his command at least two times by Mullah Omar due to his extreme behavior.According to the United Nations' list of entities belonging to or associated with the Al-Qaeda organization, he had been the Taliban's Minister of Construction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dadullah has received more than 126,347 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Dadullah is the 16,164th most popular politician (down from 14,730th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Afghanistan (down from 97th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Afghan Politician.

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Among politicians, Dadullah ranks 16,164 out of 15,577Before him are Susan Rice, David Tonoyan, Amina Bouayach, Jim Marurai, Clare Boothe Luce, and Wendell Ford. After him are Komi Sélom Klassou, James Skivring Smith, Moeketsi Majoro, Max Baucus, Laura Boldrini, and Errol Barrow.

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Among people born in 1966, Dadullah ranks 368Before him are Bebel Gilberto, Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, Lyubov Yegorova, Benito Archundia, Sabine Moussier, and Fred Armisen. After him are Chai Ling, Valdas Ivanauskas, David Benatar, Nikola Jurčević, Maria Furtwängler, and Dimitri Konyshev. Among people deceased in 2007, Dadullah ranks 334Before him are Kevin DuBrow, Tamás Gábor, Dan Fogelberg, Yolanda King, Bob Clark, and Charles Lane. After him are Grégory Lemarchal, John Woodruff, Porter Wagoner, Boots Randolph, Kitty Carlisle, and Hans Mild.

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In Afghanistan

Among people born in Afghanistan, Dadullah ranks 122 out of 145Before him are Minhaj-i-Siraj (1193), Sirajuddin Haqqani (1970), Abd-al-Razzāq Samarqandī (1413), Ismail of Ghazni (null), Nadia Nadim (1988), and Agathokleia (-200). After him are Zablon Simintov (1960), Abdul Rahman (1965), Mohammad Rabbani (1955), Zabiullah Mujahid (1978), Rohullah Nikpai (1987), and Nasrin Oryakhil (1964).

Among POLITICIANS In Afghanistan

Among politicians born in Afghanistan, Dadullah ranks 87Before him are Karim Khalili (1950), Ahmad Massoud (1989), Anahita Ratebzad (1931), Sirajuddin Haqqani (1970), Ismail of Ghazni (null), and Agathokleia (-200). After him are Mohammad Rabbani (1955), Zabiullah Mujahid (1978), Rohullah Nikpai (1987), Nasrin Oryakhil (1964), Malalai Kakar (1967), and Malalai Joya (1978).