General Directorate of Intelligence
Pashto: د استخباراتو لوی ریاست
Dari: ریاست عمومی استخبارات
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Agency overview
Formed2021 (2021)
HeadquartersShahdarak, Kabul, Afghanistan
Motto"And victory is not but from Allah. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise." (Quran: 8:10)
Annual budgetClassified
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
Agency executives
Parent agencyMinistry of Defense
WebsiteOfficial Twitter

The General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI; Pashto: د استخباراتو لوی ریاست; Dari: ریاست عمومی استخبارات) is the Afghan national intelligence, security and spy agency under the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.


Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has claimed that the GDI reports directly to him, according to a statement released by Spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in 2022 that purportedly quoted Akhundzada.[3]

The GDI is divided into provincial level departments.


Since the Taliban takeover in August 2021, six hundred ISIS members, four kidnappers, dozens of mafia and other criminals have been arrested by the GDI.[4][5][6][7]

Despite Taliban pledges to be tolerant, the GDI announced on March 2, 2022 that Afghan media must show a "press-friendly" image of the Taliban while they pressure reporters on rules that should not contradict Islamic values.[8]



  1. ^ "افغان طالبانو خپله کابینه او سرپرسته اداره اعلان کړه؛ ملا محمد حسن اخوند به یې مشر وي". BBC News پښتو.
  2. ^ "طالبان: د داعش 600 وسله وال نیول شوي دي".
  3. ^ Shinwari, Nazir (11 October 2022). "Islamic Emirate Leader Meets with Provincial Intelligence Heads". TOLOnews. Retrieved 12 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Afghan Taliban Claim to Have Captured 600 IS Militants".
  5. ^ حسرت, احمد صهیب (10 November 2021). "استخبارات: په درېیو میاشتو کې داعش ته منسوب ۶۰۰ کسان نیول شوي".
  6. ^ "جمهور - ۶ سوه داعشیان، ۸۲ سړي تښوونکي او لسګونه نور مجرمین نیول شوي". 10 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Man rescued from kidnappers after 25 days in Kabul".
  8. ^ "Afghanistan's intelligence agency emerges as new threat to independent media". 2 March 2022.