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Juma Mohammad Mohammadi

During a loya jirga in June, 2002, Mohammadi was appointed Afghan Minister for Mines and Industries.

Mohammadi died in a plane crash on February 24, 2003. He was on a mession to learn techniques that could be used in Afghan copper mines. He was in his late 60s.

Mohammadi had served in the 1970s as water and power minister under President Mohammad Daoud, and was imprisoned for two years after communists took over in a 1978 coup and assassinated Daoud. After being released, Mohammedi fled to the United States and spent most the 1980s and 1990s there working as a construction engineer and for the World Bank. He is survived by a wife and four children, who were living in Washington, D.C. at the time.

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