Former prime minister of Afghanistan (1993, 1994, 1996), Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is also founder of the Hezb-e-Islami political party that was founded as a mujahedeen force against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Since then, it has continued fighting, first against other mujahedeen forces, and more recently against foreign invaders. He has recently changed his political position and now supports elections.
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