The United States Department of State is offering big rewards for information leading to the arrest of two members of the Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin extremist group. Their actions have led directly to the deaths or injuries of dozens of people, mostly civilians, including children.
Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin is an offshoot of Hezb-e Islami, a political party and paramilitary organization formed nearly 30 years ago by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Afghanistan.
The Hezb e-Islami Gulbuddin espouses virulent anti-Western and anti-American ideologies, and violence as a means to reach its goals. On September 18th, 2012, a car loaded with explosives driven by a suicide bomber slammed into a van full of civilians travelling on the Kabul Airport road. More than a dozen people were killed in the attack, including 3 Afghans and 1 Kyrgyz. Eleven other people were wounded.
A similar attack occurred on May 16th, 2013, when a suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into a convoy of soldiers, killing 14, including eight Afghan civilians and two children, and wounding some 40 innocent bystanders.
Hezb e-Islami Gulbuddin explosives expert Abdul Saboor was responsible for building and rigging both car bombs. His subordinate, Abdullah Nowbahar, provided him with crucial help in rigging the bomb for the first attack.
The U.S. Department of State is offering a reward of up to three million dollars for information leading to the arrest of Abdul Saboor. A two million dollar reward will go to those who provide information leading to the arrest of Abdullah Nowbahar.
If you have information about these individuals, please submit your tip via the Rewards for Justice website at http://www.rewardsforjustice.net, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail at: Rewards for Justice, Washington, D.C., 20520-0303, USA. Individuals in North America may also telephone the RFJ program at 1-800-877-3927. In Afghanistan, you may call the RFJ tip line at 0700 108 600. All information will be kept strictly confidential.