Zadran (Pashtun tribe)

The Zadran (Pashto: ځدراڼ dzadrāṇ; pronounced dzādroṇ in Khost-Paktia dialect), also spelled Dzadran, Jadran and Jandran, is a Pashtun tribe that inhabits an area in eastern Afghanistan and parts of Waziristan in neighboring Pakistan. They are mainly found in parts of the Loya Paktia and Khost areas, "Zadran: Pashtun tribe mainly residing in the “Zadran Arc” a 9-district area encompassing portions of the khost Paktya, and Paktika provinces.",[1][2][3][4]

The Zadran are a branch of the Karlani tribal confederacy.[5][6]

Prominent members of the Zadran tribe include:

Name Notes
    Pacha Khan Zadran
    Abdul Wali Khan
    • Son of Pacha Khan, military commander of Gardez in 2002.
    Amanullah Zadran
    Kamal Khan Zadran
    Jalal Ud Din Haqqani
    Ibrahim Haqqani

    2- Khalil Haqani 3- Ismail Haqani

    Saad Akbar Babrak
    Shapoor Zadran
    • Afghani cricketer
    Dawlat Zadran
    • Afghani cricketer
    Najibullah Zadran
    • Afghani cricketer
    Jan Baz Zadran
    • top aide to Pashtun warlord Sirajuddin Haqqani
    • One of the most-wanted militant commanders in the AfPak theater of operations
    Noor Ali Zadran
    • Afghani cricketer
    Sangeen Zadran
    • Afghan militant and shadow governor of Paktika province


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    2. Paktika Executive Summary on
    3. Khost Executive Summary on
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    5. Coyle, Dennis Walter (August 2014). "Placing Wardak among Pashto varieties" (PDF). University of North Dakota:UND. Retrieved 26 December 2014.
    6. Zadran Family Tree on
    7. Scott Baldauf (2002-07-29). "Firefight shows strong Al Qaeda persistence". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2009-06-27.

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