Badaber Uprising

I remember hearing about the Battle of Qala-i-Jangi when it happened on the news but I recently found out about another (failed) uprising of  Soviet and Afghan prisoners of war in Badaber, Pakistan. Two days in April 1985 resulted in the death of all of the revolting prisoners after a massive explosion.

The Badaber fortress was a military training centre of the Afghan Mujahideen. The Mujahideen were trained by military instructors from the United States, Pakistan, the People’s Republic of China and Egypt. The fortress was controlled by the Tajik-dominated Jamiat-e Islami party. In 1983 and 1984, Soviet and Democratic Republic of Afghanistan prisoners were brought to the fortress from holding cells. The prisoners were forced to perform hard labour, for example, quarrying and loading ordnance. In 1985, up to 25 Soviet and 60 Afghan prisoners were held at the Badaber fortress.

On 26 April 1985, at about 6 pm, only two of seventy mujahideen guards were on duty. The others were gathered at the drill square for evening prayers. In an uprising, prisoners entered the fortress armory, took weapons and ammunition, and tried to escape. Some may have tried to capture the fortress’ radio center to report their location. However, the head guard, Haist Gol, raised the alarm and prevented the escape of the prisoners. The prisoners did seize key locations within the fortress.

Afghan Mujahideen, Pakistani infantry and tank units, and artillery forces of the XI Corps blockaded the fortress. Several attempts to recapture the fortress were repelled by the prisoners. At 9pm, Burhanuddin Rabbani, arrived at the base and negotiated with the prisoners. He suggested they surrender and their lives would be spared. The prisoners demanded a meeting with the Soviet and Afghan ambassadors to Pakistan and representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The prisoners threatened to ignite the armory if their demands were not met. Rabbani rejected the prisoners’ demands and fighting continued.

On 27 April 1985 at around 8am, Rabbani’s bodyguard was wounded by rockets fired by the prisoners. Rabbani prepared to attack the fortress using rockets (9K51 Grad), tanks, and Pakistan Air Force helicopters. The uprising ended when the fortress was destroyed by an explosion. It may be that artillery shells struck the armoury or it may be that the explosion was caused by the prisoners themselves. Any survivors of the explosion were dragged to the walls and killed.


 

The uprising in Badaber: In Search of Truth by Igor Yelistratov

(Poor Google Translation from Russian to English)

From the Editor. Apparently, the original story of Igor Elistratova included in the phase when the entry’s “editorial”, in fact, become redundant. Spring investigation undertaken by the author expands exempt hidden for the time being in the internal energy of the material unfabled heroism, irreparable tragedy, and devotion to duty … infidelity.

We can say, in war as in war – and this restrict. But in those documents as evidence that extracts as if from nowhere writer – recognizable features, birthmarks is that war – the Afghan standing alone in all our previous military history. How many stories and maybe stories there is only one “report” about combing the village Sarak-female group Gluzkera lieutenant who “confused and stopped running.” In addition to our will turn on the imagination leans hopeless despair last fight “forgotten” in the village “shuravi” – in fact, boys … Camp “HOLY Khaled Ibn Waleed” main staging area for the training of military forces of Pakistan has become the Afghan opposition. This country has provided its territory for the headquarters, military bases, weapons depots, training centers. By the end of 1990 in Pakistan, there were more than 100 training centers, whose graduates replenish the formation Mujahedin – “fighters for the faith”, leading the jihad ( “holy war “) in Afghanistan. One of the centers belonging to the Islamic Society of Afghanistan, “Camp St. Khaled ibn Walid”, located south-east of Peshawar, near the village of Badaber.

 

On the territory of the training center, in addition to structures used for conducting the preparation and implementation of the Mujahideen of religious rites, There are two prison building (part of the territory of the center is shown in the diagram, drawn from the words freed from Afghan captivity). The cameras of the old prison built under the ground and, according to witnesses, reminiscent of medieval dungeon. The new building constructed after 1980, and its construction was attended by both the Afghan prisoners, and the Soviet army. In addition, Soviet prisoners of war were used in the construction of educational buildings, repair of motor vehicles, digging wells and other chores in the territory of the training center. In one of the underground rooms of the bullpen held 40 2 Afghan and Soviet prisoners of war. Other Soviet prisoners of war were in a separate room, not far from the store with a gun. Prior to the camp, “the Holy Khaled ibn Walid” Soviet prisoners of war detained in the Panjshir valley. They were all dressed in the Afghan national clothes, had beards and long hair. Prisoners, including the Soviet (both Muslims and Christians), were forced to observe the rituals and customs of Islam, including the reading of prayers. Communication with the Soviet Afghan prisoners is strictly forbidden to camp administration. According to eyewitnesses, for maintaining conversations with “shuravi” (Soviet) camp commandant Abdurahman severely beaten with a whip. In the presence of the guards Soviet prisoners communicated with each other only in Dari, calling each other names Afghan. These names have been assigned to all Soviet prisoners Mujahideen, and only one of them was called not only to the Afghan name Yunus, but also relatives – Victor.

REBELLION April 26, 1985, on Thursday, on the eve of the 6th anniversary of the April (Saur) revolution in Afghanistan at the time of the ritual ablution – Tahara for the evening namaz “Salat al-Asr” (17-18 pm local time), Soviet prisoners of war, disarming and tying guarding their Mujahideen – Side Mohammad and releasing of the casemates Afghan comrades went to the warehouse of weapons, where guarded the Afghan sympathized with the Kabul government. He missed “shuravi” in the warehouse, where they were armed. At this time, one of the Soviet soldier named Mohammad Islam, left to guard Side Mohammad, untied him and with him went to the duty officer at the training center Haist Golyu son of Abdul Gafur. After learning about what is happening, Haist Gaulle raised the alarm in the camp and to take all possible measures to prevent the escape of Soviet soldiers. Realizing that escape is impossible, the rebels decided to take the defense of the territory of the weapons warehouse. To do this, they transferred the weapons to the roof. By this time the warehouse was surrounded by the Mujahideen, who launched an attack on the position of the rebels. The first attack was repulsed with heavy losses to the attackers. After another attack ended with the same result, the Soviet soldiers was given an ultimatum to surrender voluntarily, in the event of which it guaranteed life. To this was put forward a counter-ultimatum to the leadership “of the Islamic Society of Afghanistan” (IRA) and a Pakistani official authorities to allow contact with the Soviet or Afghan Embassy in Pakistan, threatening at the same time, in case of refusal, to blow up the warehouse artvooruzheniya. The 21 hour local time in the camp arrived Burhanuddin Rabbani and the chief Ayub’s military committee. They proposed that the Soviet troops to surrender and promised to keep them alive. Defending refused to make an offer continuing to insist on their demands. After that, new attempts to destroy the Mujahideen rebels have been taken, but they were unsuccessful. Then, at the request of Rabbani, to help the Mujahideen were thrown division of the regular army of Pakistan. By the weapons depot was tightened a few rocket launchers BM-13 and mortars.

On the morning of April 27 the resistance “shuravi” intensified. Several of their Afghan comrades released from prison, made an attempt to come to their aid. However, the Mujahideen have been found and destroyed. Soviet soldiers from the favorable strategic position, successfully repulsed the attack of the Mujahideen of the IRA. After the regular talks, not wanting to reveal the fact of the presence on the territory of Pakistan, Soviet prisoners of war, Rabbani ordered the destruction of the rebels.

 

The document KGB against Burhanuddin Rabbani: “He took private part in coaxing Soviet prisoners of war in “Badaber” (Pakistan), during their revolt, to stop resisting. On his orders were blown warehouses artvooruzheniya and thus destroyed by the rebels. ” The next, and last, the attack began in the absence of high-ranking officials of the Pakistani authorities and the training center’s administration. It was led by one of the commanders of the training center. During this massive attack using mortars and rocket launchers BM-13 warehouse explosion.

 

From the report aerospace Service Center. April 28, 1985 “According to the aerospace services in the NWFP of Pakistan explosion destroyed a large force of mujahideen training camp Badaber. Crater size in the image obtained from the communication satellite reaches 80 meters. ” From the testimony” Zomira “: ” Dushmans pulled a few rocket launchers BM-13, and during the battle, one rocket hit a warehouse of ammunition, there was a powerful explosion. ” The testimony Zimanutdina: “… Bandits opened fire with mortars and recoilless guns.” As a result of the uprising of Soviet military formation IRA suffered considerable human and material losses. Destroyed about 25 vehicles with missiles “Earth-to-Earth” and other types of weapons. Completely destroyed warehouse artvooruzheniya.

From the testimony Hidoyatullo Atamamada son: “… as the dead Soviet soldiers, for all remains a mystery, we just saw a big explosion, followed by that of the spare area is nothing left. Around 26 of our people were, lived in the barracks, and they too were killed, no survivors left. Maybe Pakistani soldiers fired at and hit the warehouse? Also, could your soldiers, fearing that they will seize Americans to blow himself up. ” How many were there? On the basis of the testimony released from the camp,” the Holy Khaled ibn Walid “(Badaber) of Afghan prisoners of war (RA Armed Forces officer Gol Mohammad son Tozgolya, Lieutenant Tsarandoya Zimanuddina son Dzhelaluddina and others), it is possible to summarize the divergent data on the Soviet prisoners who were there, and an analysis of the military list of missing in Afghanistan, in order to establish real-name participants in the uprising. from the testimony of Gol Mohammad: “it should be noted that the said Victor and Rustam were together with the Afghans, the rest 9 Soviet prisoners lived in a separate room near the store with a gun. ” 10.13.85. “… In the camp” Badaber “in underground prisons contained 11 Soviet soldiers captured by the rebels on the territory of the DRA, and about 40 Afghan.” . 22.10.87 From the testimony “Zobeta”: “… in January-February 1985, while in Pakistan, visited the camp of the so-called” Holy Khaled ibn Walid “, located in the village of Badaber, which saw 9 Soviet troops captured rebels. ” . 9.9.85 Obviously, we are talking about the soldiers who were kept in a separate room near the warehouse of arms. From the testimony “Zomira”: “… saw 11 Soviet soldiers and eight Afghans.” 02.17.87. From the transfer station of the Islamic Party of Afghanistan (IPA): “Russian 10 who were in captivity in Badaber, seized weapons regiment, including missiles of” Earth-to-Earth “, and attacked the Mujahideen.

Several people were killed. If you grab a Russian or representatives of the people’s power, be extremely careful with them, do not loosen security. ” . April 28, 1985 In our opinion, there are mentioned those 10 people who directly took part in the uprising, except for one – Mohammad Islam who betrayed his comrades and defected to the mujahideen. Along with him in the sum obtained by the number of Soviet troops, which they say in testimony released from Afghan camps. From the transfer station “Voice of America”: “One of the bases of the Afghan Mujahideen in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in an explosion killed 12 Soviet and 12 Afghan prisoners of war.

 

” May 4, 1985. From the testimony Zimanutdina: “… was before the events in Badaber for four months in the camp, and saw there 12 Soviet soldiers.” As a result of the examination of witnesses were able to establish 11 Afghan names belonging to Soviet prisoners of war. Here are the names that were mentioned in the testimony: 1. 2. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Fadl hoodoo 3. 4. 5. Islameddin Yunus (aka Victor) 6. Islam Mohammad Rustam 7. 8. 9. Rahim hoodoo Faizullah 10. 11. Kant Berg. WHO IS WHO? Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo . Abdul Rahman – a European (possibly Russian), thick growth – high. Officer. . Captured in 1980 along with Fazl hoodoo . Fazl hoodoo – European (possibly Russian), medium build in 1980 missing 5 officers: Gorban Vladimir Anatolievich – 7.06, in Badakhshan; Yevtukhovich Oleg – 10.04 in Takhar ; Zhuravlev Yuri A. – 5.01, the place is not set; Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich – 5.01, the place is not set, Kunitsyn Seraphim T. – 13.05, the place is not set. The indications stating that Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo gone together – hence, one day. Of these officers in one day lost: Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev and Lieutenant Kashlakov GA

However, based on available materials, it can be assumed that the two officers were killed. At the beginning of 1980 rose 4 th Artillery Regiment of the DRA Armed Forces, stationed near the village of Nahrin. January 7 units OKSV was staged Nahrin task master and release of two Soviet soldiers, Adviser and his interpreter, who, according to some sources, the rebels captured. After task could not find a place where they were killed and buried. Rostov region bokovsky district farm “Red Dawn” KASHLAKOVU Anatolia Zakharovich Dear Anatoly Z.! Your letter received and processed to obtain about the fate of his son. We regret to inform you that Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich, along with Colonel Zhuravlev Yuri Andreyevich in line of duty January 4, 1980 in Afghanistan are missing. Guided search of positive results was not given. As a result of the investigation of eyewitnesses (the locals), Jr. Lieutenant Kashlakov GA and Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev I was ambushed in an unequal battle with the rebels, fighting to the last bullet, killed, displaying courage and heroism. Their bodies were captured by bandits. Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from June 1, 1980 Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolyevich was awarded the “Red Star” posthumously, and the order of the USSR Ministry of Defense, dated 4 September 1980, he is excluded from the list of officers of the USSR Armed Forces, both missing when performing a combat mission in Afghanistan. Anatoly Z.! Please accept our sincere condolences on the untimely loss of your son who performed adequately its military and international duty. Sincerely yours , Deputy Chief of the political part of the Army Lieutenant General Oshurkov Ministry of Defence of the USSR November 9, 1980, the N 318/6/1103 Moscow, K-160 in addition, it is necessary to inspect all over the list of missing persons in order to determine which of the soldiers (not officers) disappeared in one day with any of these officers? The result is that, together with Lieutenant Yevtukhovich OA lost two soldiers – Sergeant Vasiliev Vladimir Petrovich (Chuvash, born in 1960) and Private Rakhimkulov Radik Raisovich (Tatar, born in 1961). April 10, 1980 assault battalion, together with 50 Afghan soldiers conducted military operations in the area of the village Sarak -Mamai (15 km south-east of Khodzhagar). At 15.00 the battalion command (Captain Frolov VI) decided to comb through the village Sarak-mom and release him from the bandits. For combing was created a group of 18 Soviet and 50 Afghan soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Gluzkera.

On the outskirts of the group kishlak carding Mujahideen came under fire. Lieutenant Gluzker, puzzled, stopped manage the group, because of what in the military of both Soviet and Afghan, came confusion, in which each of them was trying to act individually, ignoring the collective action. Subjugate all military lieutenant Gluzker not tried. In addition, leaving the carding, he has not agreed with the command of the battalion communications and warning signals. The group was left without any connection. Failed to complete the task. At 17.00 Afghan soldiers in full and 11 Soviet soldiers retreated to the starting line near the village Aklimamai. Seven of our soldiers are not returned. This lieutenant Gluzker and Yevtukhovich, sergeants Vasiliev and Senchenko, ordinary Sokolov, Abdurakhmanov and Rakhimkulov. The incident was reported to the head of operations – commander of the motorized rifle division Colonel Stepanov, battalion commanders – Captain Frolov and lieutenant Serkova. However, the effective tracing of missing soldiers during daylight was not accepted by April 10. At this time, the remaining soldiers in the village, together with lieutenants and Gluzkerom Yevtukhovich entered the village and there were fighting with the Mujahideen.

 

With the onset of darkness Gluzker with Senchenko, Sokolov Abdurakhmanov and began a withdrawal from the village, while not allowing the team to retreat Yevtukhovich lieutenant and two other soldiers. At 23.00 Gluzker with three soldiers went to the location of the company. As a result of inept command personnel from the Lieutenant Gluzkera during the battle were missing soldiers Yevtukhovich, Vasiliev, Rakhimkulov. At dawn on April 11 search was resumed. In 0800 he was examined by village Sarak-Mamaia. In one of the houses next battle group Yevtukhovich (cartridge cases, blood) were found. In a survey of the local population we found that our soldiers were captured, and the morning of 11 April led away towards the village of Qala-e-mama. In the course of further investigation was arrested Mujahid named Subkhankulov that during the interrogation said that Soviet troops are in captivity.

The gang, consisting of 30-40 residents of nearby villages, going head to the district of Rustaq, where there are larger formation. April 13 during the investigation team captain Vladimir Frolov I was ambushed near the village of Qala-e-mama. During the battle Frolov was seriously wounded in the arm and chest. Waste group was organized poorly, resulting in a dark group of eight people confused. Four men led by Lieutenant Bozhkov came to her; Frolov and wounded sergeant were picked up in the mountains locals Hadzhiarbo, Hadzhiahmatbat, Nuralibat et al. and horses brought to the helicopters. Soldiers Baimuradov BH Kirillov IA missing. April 17, 1980 the mutilated corpse of ordinary Kirillov IA It was found in the river Kokcha. In the course of search operations April 13, 1980 Soviet units engaged in the execution of combat missions in Takhar province, three insurgents were captured, who under interrogation revealed that on 10 April in the village of Sarak-Mamaia were captured three Soviet soldiers, including a lieutenant was Yevtukhovich. During the battle, they were surrounded, and when they ran out of ammunition, in the ensuing melee, the Soviet soldiers were bound and taken away to the mountains. Twice they tried to escape, but to no avail. To be continued.

From the testimony Zimanutdina: “… Bandits opened fire with mortars and recoilless guns.” As a result of the uprising of Soviet military formation IRA suffered considerable human and material losses. Destroyed about 25 vehicles with missiles “Earth-to-Earth” and other types of weapons. Completely destroyed warehouse artvooruzheniya. From the testimony Hidoyatullo Atamamada son: “… as the dead Soviet soldiers, for all remains a mystery, we just saw a big explosion, followed by that of the spare area is nothing left. Around 26 of our people were, lived in the barracks, and they too were killed, no survivors left. Maybe Pakistani soldiers fired at and hit the warehouse? Also, could your soldiers, fearing that they will seize Americans to blow himself up. ” How many were there? On the basis of the testimony released from the camp,” the Holy Khaled ibn Walid “(Badaber) of Afghan prisoners of war (RA Armed Forces officer Gol Mohammad son Tozgolya, Lieutenant Tsarandoya Zimanuddina son Dzhelaluddina and others), it is possible to summarize the divergent data on the Soviet prisoners who were there, and an analysis of the military list of missing in Afghanistan, in order to establish real-name participants in the uprising. from the testimony of Gol Mohammad: “it should be noted that the said Victor and Rustam were together with the Afghans, the rest 9 Soviet prisoners lived in a separate room near the store with a gun. ” 10.13.85. “… In the camp” Badaber “in underground prisons contained 11 Soviet soldiers captured by the rebels on the territory of the DRA, and about 40 Afghan.” . 22.10.87 From the testimony “Zobeta”: “… in January-February 1985, while in Pakistan, visited the camp of the so-called” Holy Khaled ibn Walid “, located in the village of Badaber, which saw 9 Soviet troops captured rebels. ” . 9.9.85 Obviously, we are talking about the soldiers who were kept in a separate room near the warehouse of arms. From the testimony “Zomira”: “… saw 11 Soviet soldiers and eight Afghans.” 02.17.87. From the transfer station of the Islamic Party of Afghanistan (IPA): “Russian 10 who were in captivity in Badaber, seized weapons regiment, including missiles of” Earth-to-Earth “, and attacked the Mujahideen.

 

Several people were killed. If you grab a Russian or representatives of the people’s power, be extremely careful with them, do not loosen security. ” . April 28, 1985 In our opinion, there are mentioned those 10 people who directly took part in the uprising, except for one – Mohammad Islam who betrayed his comrades and defected to the mujahideen. Along with him in the sum obtained by the number of Soviet troops, which they say in testimony released from Afghan camps. From the transfer station “Voice of America”: “One of the bases of the Afghan Mujahideen in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in an explosion killed 12 Soviet and 12 Afghan prisoners of war. ” May 4, 1985. From the testimony Zimanutdina: “… was before the events in Badaber for four months in the camp, and saw there 12 Soviet soldiers.” As a result of the examination of witnesses were able to establish 11 Afghan names belonging to Soviet prisoners of war. Here are the names that were mentioned in the testimony: 1. 2. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Fadl hoodoo 3. 4. 5. Islameddin Yunus (aka Victor) 6. Islam Mohammad Rustam 7. 8. 9. Rahim hoodoo Faizullah 10. 11. Kant Berg. WHO IS WHO? Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo . Abdul Rahman – a European (possibly Russian), thick growth – high. Officer. . Captured in 1980 along with Fazl hoodoo . Fazl hoodoo – European (possibly Russian), medium build in 1980 missing 5 officers: Gorban Vladimir Anatolievich – 7.06, in Badakhshan; Yevtukhovich Oleg – 10.04 in Takhar ; Zhuravlev Yuri A. – 5.01, the place is not set; Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich – 5.01, the place is not set, Kunitsyn Seraphim T. – 13.05, the place is not set. The indications stating that Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo gone together – hence, one day. Of these officers in one day lost: Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev and Lieutenant Kashlakov GA However, based on available materials, it can be assumed that the two officers were killed. At the beginning of 1980 rose 4 th Artillery Regiment of the DRA Armed Forces, stationed near the village of Nahrin.

January 7 units OKSV was staged Nahrin task master and release of two Soviet soldiers, Adviser and his interpreter, who, according to some sources, the rebels captured. After task could not find a place where they were killed and buried. Rostov region bokovsky district farm “Red Dawn” KASHLAKOVU Anatolia Zakharovich Dear Anatoly Z.! Your letter received and processed to obtain about the fate of his son. We regret to inform you that Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich, along with Colonel Zhuravlev Yuri Andreyevich in line of duty January 4, 1980 in Afghanistan are missing. Guided search of positive results was not given. As a result of the investigation of eyewitnesses (the locals), Jr. Lieutenant Kashlakov GA and Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev I was ambushed in an unequal battle with the rebels, fighting to the last bullet, killed, displaying courage and heroism. Their bodies were captured by bandits. Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from June 1, 1980 Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolyevich was awarded the “Red Star” posthumously, and the order of the USSR Ministry of Defense, dated 4 September 1980, he is excluded from the list of officers of the USSR Armed Forces, both missing when performing a combat mission in Afghanistan. Anatoly Z.! Please accept our sincere condolences on the untimely loss of your son who performed adequately its military and international duty. Sincerely yours , Deputy Chief of the political part of the Army Lieutenant General Oshurkov Ministry of Defence of the USSR November 9, 1980, the N 318/6/1103 Moscow, K-160 in addition, it is necessary to inspect all over the list of missing persons in order to determine which of the soldiers (not officers) disappeared in one day with any of these officers? The result is that, together with Lieutenant Yevtukhovich OA lost two soldiers – Sergeant Vasiliev Vladimir Petrovich (Chuvash, born in 1960) and Private Rakhimkulov Radik Raisovich (Tatar, born in 1961). April 10, 1980 assault battalion, together with 50 Afghan soldiers conducted military operations in the area of the village Sarak -Mamai (15 km south-east of Khodzhagar). At 15.00 the battalion command (Captain Frolov VI) decided to comb through the village Sarak-mom and release him from the bandits.

For combing was created a group of 18 Soviet and 50 Afghan soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Gluzkera. On the outskirts of the group kishlak carding Mujahideen came under fire. Lieutenant Gluzker, puzzled, stopped manage the group, because of what in the military of both Soviet and Afghan, came confusion, in which each of them was trying to act individually, ignoring the collective action. Subjugate all military lieutenant Gluzker not tried. In addition, leaving the carding, he has not agreed with the command of the battalion communications and warning signals. The group was left without any connection. Failed to complete the task. At 17.00 Afghan soldiers in full and 11 Soviet soldiers retreated to the starting line near the village Aklimamai. Seven of our soldiers are not returned. This lieutenant Gluzker and Yevtukhovich, sergeants Vasiliev and Senchenko, ordinary Sokolov, Abdurakhmanov and Rakhimkulov. The incident was reported to the head of operations – commander of the motorized rifle division Colonel Stepanov, battalion commanders – Captain Frolov and lieutenant Serkova. However, the effective tracing of missing soldiers during daylight was not accepted by April 10. At this time, the remaining soldiers in the village, together with lieutenants and Gluzkerom Yevtukhovich entered the village and there were fighting with the Mujahideen. With the onset of darkness Gluzker with Senchenko, Sokolov Abdurakhmanov and began a withdrawal from the village, while not allowing the team to retreat Yevtukhovich lieutenant and two other soldiers.

At 23.00 Gluzker with three soldiers went to the location of the company. As a result of inept command personnel from the Lieutenant Gluzkera during the battle were missing soldiers Yevtukhovich, Vasiliev, Rakhimkulov. At dawn on April 11 search was resumed. In 0800 he was examined by village Sarak-Mamaia. In one of the houses next battle group Yevtukhovich (cartridge cases, blood) were found. In a survey of the local population we found that our soldiers were captured, and the morning of 11 April led away towards the village of Qala-e-mama. In the course of further investigation was arrested Mujahid named Subkhankulov that during the interrogation said that Soviet troops are in captivity. The gang, consisting of 30-40 residents of nearby villages, going head to the district of Rustaq, where there are larger formation.

April 13 during the investigation team captain Vladimir Frolov I was ambushed near the village of Qala-e-mama. During the battle Frolov was seriously wounded in the arm and chest. Waste group was organized poorly, resulting in a dark group of eight people confused. Four men led by Lieutenant Bozhkov came to her; Frolov and wounded sergeant were picked up in the mountains locals Hadzhiarbo, Hadzhiahmatbat, Nuralibat et al. and horses brought to the helicopters. Soldiers Baimuradov BH Kirillov IA missing. April 17, 1980 the mutilated corpse of ordinary Kirillov IA It was found in the river Kokcha. In the course of search operations April 13, 1980 Soviet units engaged in the execution of combat missions in Takhar province, three insurgents were captured, that the interrogation revealed that on April 10 in the village Sarak-Mamaia were captured three Soviet soldiers, including a lieutenant was Yevtukhovich.

During the battle, they were surrounded, and when they ran out of ammunition, in the ensuing melee, the Soviet soldiers were bound and taken away to the mountains. Twice they tried to escape, but to no avail. To be continued. From the testimony Zimanutdina: “… Bandits opened fire with mortars and recoilless guns.” As a result of the uprising of Soviet military formation IRA suffered considerable human and material losses. Destroyed about 25 vehicles with missiles “Earth-to-Earth” and other types of weapons. Completely destroyed warehouse artvooruzheniya. From the testimony Hidoyatullo Atamamada son: “… as the dead Soviet soldiers, for all remains a mystery, we just saw a big explosion, followed by that of the spare area is nothing left. Around 26 of our people were, lived in the barracks, and they too were killed, no survivors left. Maybe Pakistani soldiers fired at and hit the warehouse? Also, could your soldiers, fearing that they will seize Americans to blow himself up. ”

How many were there? On the basis of the testimony released from the camp,” the Holy Khaled ibn Walid “(Badaber) of Afghan prisoners of war (RA Armed Forces officer Gol Mohammad son Tozgolya, Lieutenant Tsarandoya Zimanuddina son Dzhelaluddina and others), it is possible to summarize the divergent data on the Soviet prisoners who were there, and an analysis of the military list of missing in Afghanistan, in order to establish real-name participants in the uprising. from the testimony of Gol Mohammad: “it should be noted that the said Victor and Rustam were together with the Afghans, the rest 9 Soviet prisoners lived in a separate room near the store with a gun. ” 10.13.85. “… In the camp” Badaber “in underground prisons contained 11 Soviet soldiers captured by the rebels on the territory of the DRA, and about 40 Afghan.” . 22.10.87 From the testimony “Zobeta”: “… in January-February 1985, while in Pakistan, visited the camp of the so-called” Holy Khaled ibn Walid “, located in the village of Badaber, which saw 9 Soviet troops captured rebels. ” . 9.9.85 Obviously, we are talking about the soldiers who were kept in a separate room near the warehouse of arms.

From the testimony “Zomira”: “… saw 11 Soviet soldiers and eight Afghans.” 02.17.87. From the transfer station of the Islamic Party of Afghanistan (IPA): “Russian 10 who were in captivity in Badaber, seized weapons regiment, including missiles of” Earth-to-Earth “, and attacked the Mujahideen. Several people were killed. If you grab a Russian or representatives of the people’s power, be extremely careful with them, do not loosen security. ” . April 28, 1985 In our opinion, there are mentioned those 10 people who directly took part in the uprising, except for one – Mohammad Islam who betrayed his comrades and defected to the mujahideen. Along with him in the sum obtained by the number of Soviet troops, which they say in testimony released from Afghan camps. From the transfer station “Voice of America”: “One of the bases of the Afghan Mujahideen in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan in an explosion killed 12 Soviet and 12 Afghan prisoners of war. ” May 4, 1985.

From the testimony Zimanutdina: “… was before the events in Badaber for four months in the camp, and saw there 12 Soviet soldiers.” As a result of the examination of witnesses were able to establish 11 Afghan names belonging to Soviet prisoners of war. Here are the names that were mentioned in the testimony: 1. 2. Abdul Rahman Ibrahim Fadl hoodoo 3. 4. 5. Islameddin Yunus (aka Victor) 6. Islam Mohammad Rustam 7. 8. 9. Rahim hoodoo Faizullah 10. 11. Kant Berg. WHO IS WHO? Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo . Abdul Rahman – a European (possibly Russian), thick growth – high. Officer. . Captured in 1980 along with Fazl hoodoo . Fazl hoodoo – European (possibly Russian), medium build in 1980 missing 5 officers: Gorban Vladimir Anatolievich – 7.06, in Badakhshan; Yevtukhovich Oleg – 10.04 in Takhar ; Zhuravlev Yuri A. – 5.01, the place is not set; Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich – 5.01, the place is not set, Kunitsyn Seraphim T. – 13.05, the place is not set. The indications stating that Abdul Rahman and Fazl hoodoo gone together – hence, one day. Of these officers in one day lost: Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev and Lieutenant Kashlakov GA However, based on available materials, it can be assumed that the two officers were killed.

At the beginning of 1980 rose 4 th Artillery Regiment of the DRA Armed Forces, stationed near the village of Nahrin. January 7 units OKSV was staged Nahrin task master and release of two Soviet soldiers, Adviser and his interpreter, who, according to some sources, the rebels captured. After task could not find a place where they were killed and buried. Rostov region bokovsky district farm “Red Dawn” KASHLAKOVU Anatolia Zakharovich Dear Anatoly Z.! Your letter received and processed to obtain about the fate of his son. We regret to inform you that Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolievich, along with Colonel Zhuravlev Yuri Andreyevich in line of duty January 4, 1980 in Afghanistan are missing. Guided search of positive results was not given. As a result of the investigation of eyewitnesses (the locals), Jr. Lieutenant Kashlakov GA and Lieutenant Colonel Yuri Zhuravlev I was ambushed in an unequal battle with the rebels, fighting to the last bullet, killed, displaying courage and heroism.

Their bodies were captured by bandits. Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from June 1, 1980 Lieutenant Kashlakov Gennady Anatolyevich was awarded the “Red Star” posthumously, and the order of the USSR Ministry of Defense, dated 4 September 1980, he is excluded from the list of officers of the USSR Armed Forces, both missing when performing a combat mission in Afghanistan. Anatoly Z.! Please accept our sincere condolences on the untimely loss of your son who performed adequately its military and international duty. Sincerely yours , Deputy Chief of the political part of the Army Lieutenant General Oshurkov Ministry of Defence of the USSR November 9, 1980, the N 318/6/1103 Moscow, K-160 in addition, it is necessary to inspect all over the list of missing persons in order to determine which of the soldiers (not officers) disappeared in one day with any of these officers? The result is that, together with Lieutenant Yevtukhovich OA lost two soldiers – Sergeant Vasiliev Vladimir Petrovich (Chuvash, born in 1960) and Private Rakhimkulov Radik Raisovich (Tatar, born in 1961). April 10, 1980 assault battalion, together with 50 Afghan soldiers conducted military operations in the area of the village Sarak -Mamai (15 km south-east of Khodzhagar).

 

At 15.00 the battalion command (Captain Frolov VI) decided to comb through the village Sarak-mom and release him from the bandits. For combing was created a group of 18 Soviet and 50 Afghan soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Gluzkera. On the outskirts of the group kishlak carding Mujahideen came under fire. Lieutenant Gluzker, puzzled, stopped manage the group, because of what in the military of both Soviet and Afghan, came confusion, in which each of them was trying to act individually, ignoring the collective action. Subjugate all military lieutenant Gluzker not tried. In addition, leaving the carding, he has not agreed with the command of the battalion communications and warning signals. The group was left without any connection. Failed to complete the task. At 17.00 Afghan soldiers in full and 11 Soviet soldiers retreated to the starting line near the village Aklimamai. Seven of our soldiers are not returned. This lieutenant Gluzker and Yevtukhovich, sergeants Vasiliev and Senchenko, ordinary Sokolov, Abdurakhmanov and Rakhimkulov. The incident was reported to the head of operations – commander of the motorized rifle division Colonel Stepanov, battalion commanders – Captain Frolov and lieutenant Serkova. However, the effective tracing of missing soldiers during daylight was not accepted by April 10.

At this time, the remaining soldiers in the village, together with lieutenants and Gluzkerom Yevtukhovich entered the village and there were fighting with the Mujahideen. With the onset of darkness Gluzker with Senchenko, Sokolov Abdurakhmanov and began a withdrawal from the village, while not allowing the team to retreat Yevtukhovich lieutenant and two other soldiers. At 23.00 Gluzker with three soldiers went to the location of the company. As a result of inept command personnel from the Lieutenant Gluzkera during the battle were missing soldiers Yevtukhovich, Vasiliev, Rakhimkulov. At dawn on April 11 search was resumed. In 0800 he was examined by village Sarak-Mamaia. In one of the houses next battle group Yevtukhovich (cartridge cases, blood) were found. In a survey of the local population we found that our soldiers were captured, and the morning of 11 April led away towards the village of Qala-e-mama. In the course of further investigation was arrested Mujahid named Subkhankulov that during the interrogation said that Soviet troops are in captivity.

The gang, consisting of 30-40 residents of nearby villages, going head to the district of Rustaq, where there are larger formation. April 13 during the investigation team captain Vladimir Frolov I was ambushed near the village of Qala-e-mama. During the battle Frolov was seriously wounded in the arm and chest. Waste group was organized poorly, resulting in a dark group of eight people confused. Four men led by Lieutenant Bozhkov came to her; Frolov and wounded sergeant were picked up in the mountains locals Hadzhiarbo, Hadzhiahmatbat, Nuralibat et al. and horses brought to the helicopters. Soldiers Baimuradov BH Kirillov IA missing. April 17, 1980 the mutilated corpse of ordinary Kirillov IA It was found in the river Kokcha. In the course of search operations April 13, 1980 Soviet units engaged in the execution of combat missions in Takhar province, three insurgents were captured, who under interrogation revealed that on 10 April in the village of Sarak-Mamaia were captured three Soviet soldiers, including a lieutenant was Yevtukhovich. During the battle, they were surrounded, and when they ran out of ammunition, in the ensuing melee, the Soviet soldiers were bound and taken away to the mountains. Twice they tried to escape, but to no avail.

Badaber Uprising was originally published on Something Different

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