Guruh-i Kar

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The Kar or Gruhi Kar (Persian: گروهی کار[verification needed], "Worker's Group") was a faction of the communist PDPA party in Afghanistan. At one point, Kar was one of four PDPA factions, along with the Parcham, Khalqi, and Setam-e Milli. The group was headed by Dastagir Panjsheri, who later joined the Khalq.[1]

In 1987, President Najibullah approved a plan to form four militia units from the ranks of the Gruhi Kar, to secure the group's home area of Jowzjan and Faryab Provinces. However Abdul Rashid Dostum, an Uzbek leader then serving as a DRA Army officer, intervened to block the creation of the Kar militias and ordered the arrest of Kar members (resulting in the death of one).[2]


  1. ^ M. Hassan Kakar (1997). Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982. University of California Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-520-20893-3.
  2. ^ Antonio Giustozzi (June 2009). Empires of mud: war and warlords of Afghanistan. Columbia University Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-231-70080-1.