Abdullah Shah

Zardads dog

  Active for 13 years
(1990-2002) in Afghanistan

20

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

20

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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Abdullah Shah an Afghan serial killer and rapist known as Zardads dog. Shah killed travelers on the road from Kabul to Jalalabad serving under Zardad Khan, a former Afghan warlord. Shah and Zardad Khan served in the Hezb-i Islami faction of Hekmatyar, although Shah later joined the faction of Abdur Rab Rasoul Sayaf. In 2002, Shah was sentenced to death by a primary court for a series of at least twenty murders, including one of his wives. In 2004, Abdullah Shahwas was executed by a gunshot to the back of the head at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan. Amnesty International protested against the execution claiming Afghanistan avoided basic standards of fairness.

Abdullah Shah Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Abdullah Shah (aka) Zardads dog, was active for 13 years between 1990-2002, known to have ( 20 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: Afghanistan

Shah a heterosexual male citizen of Afghanistan. Shah murdered one of his wives and tried to burn another. He had at least one, a daughter that was murdered by Abdullah.

In 1990 Abdullah Shah started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims.

He was arrested on October 1st 2002, convicted on October 1st 2002, sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan. Shah was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime. Abdullah Shah was executed on April 20th 2004.

Abdullah Shah died on April 20th 2004, cause of death: executed by gunshot to the head at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Profile Completeness: 59%
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Abdullah Shah has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 months ago.

Abdullah Shah a known:

Abdullah Shah
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-05-11 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Abdullah Shah
Nickname: Zardads dog
Victims: 20 - 20
Years Active: 1990 - 2002
Active Countries: Afghanistan
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span:      - 2004
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Afghanistan
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Marital Status: murdered one of his wives and tried to burn another
Children: at least one, a daughter that was murdered by Abdullah
Living With: N/A
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Family Name: Shah
Given Name: Abdullah
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: Oct 1, 2002
Convicted: Oct 1, 2002
Sentence: death by gunshot to the head
Prison Location: the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan
Executed: Apr 20, 2004
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Apr 20, 2004
Cause of Death: executed by gunshot to the head
Death Location: the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan
Killed In Prison: TRUE
Suicide: FALSE
4 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Abdullah Shah

The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Abdullah Shah. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
1990
Abdullah Shah started his serial killing spree. #1990
2002
Abdullah Shah ended his serial killing spree. #2002
Oct 01 2002
Abdullah Shah arrested. #20021001
Oct 01 2002
Abdullah Shah was convicted and sentenced to death by gunshot to the head at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan.  #20021001
Apr 20 2004
Abdullah Shah was executed. cause of death: executed by gunshot to the head at the Pul-e-Charkhi prison in Kabul, Afghanistan. #20040420

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ANSWERED
Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
killed in prison TRUE 210
rape TRUE 447
robbed TRUE 414
suicide FALSE 216
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
strangle FALSE 437
sex with body FALSE 426
mutilated FALSE 440
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436


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Down in the Chapel
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Abdullah Shah

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1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
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0374120706 Down in the Chapel 1
0773512667 The Four Quarters of the... 1
9699795301 The Spiritual Guides of S... 1
1438457073 Contemplative Literature 1
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1490916806 The Book of Love 1

Abdullah Shah (1965–2004) was an Afghan serial killer found guilty in Kabul of killing more than 20 people, including his wife. His sanctioned execution was the first in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Abdullah Shah on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Abdullah SHAH on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  3. AI Index ASA 11/009/2005, 19 August 2005 on amnesty.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  4. AI Index ASA 11/007/2004, 26 April 2004 on amnesty.org, Retrieved on Sep 18, 2018.
  5. Q3603414 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
Internal References

Abdullah Shah is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #1 of 1 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in Afghanistan
  2. #32 of 305 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #57 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #126 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #408 of 649 [ Page 28 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #531 of 649 [ Page 36 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Abdullah Shah is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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