Maulavi Mohammed Islam Mohammadi, former Taliban governor of Afghanistan's Bamiyan province, was blown away by an unnamed assailant while en route to Friday
prayers in Kabul, said Zulmai Khan, Kabul's deputy police chief. Mohammadi was the Taliban's governor of Bamiyan
province when the world's largest monolithic Buddha , dating to the 5th century, was blown up by dynamite and artillery fire in March 2001.
On being elected to represent Samangan province in Afghanistan's parliament in 2005 , Mohammadi said "It was foreigners like Chechens and Arabs with the Taliban who made the decision. They were crazy people,"