On September 9, 2001, two days before the daring attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ahmad Shah Massoud, commander of the Northern Alliance (which was engaged in continous war against Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan), was assassinated in the Afghan town of Khwaja Bahauddin by two Arab Mujahideen from Al Qaeda organization.

The two Mujahideen(May Allah have mercy on them), camouflaged themselves as journalists interviewing Massoud, eliminated this enemy of Islam by igniting bomb composed of explosives hidden in the camera and in a battery-pack belt.