This Afghan Governor Fought alongside Security Forces to Protect the Indian Consulate

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Atta Mohammed Noor, governor of the Balkh province in Afghanistan, fought alongside Afghan security forces to repel the recent attack by terrorists on the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif.

In Afghanistan on Sunday, terrorists attacked the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif. Afghan security forces fought back and bravely thwarted the attack. Turns out, though, that among the Afghan forces was an unexpected soldier — governor Ata Mohammed Noor.

Noor, the governor of Balkh province in Afghanistan, was spotted among those fighting to protect the Indian consulate.

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Photos uploaded on Noor’s Facebook page show him wielding an assault rifle during the gun battle and talking with Afghan soldiers outside the Indian consulate.

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Noor is a former Mujahideen who is trained in combat — he fought during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

He has also served as a commander in the Afghan resistance against the Taliban.

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On Twitter, Ambassador of India to Afghanistan Amar Singh posted photos of him having tea with Governor Noor and his son:

He had earlier tweeted about how the governor was personally monitoring defence operations:

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