It fought in East Pakistan (1970) and under Gulbuddin HekmatyarÃÂs Hizb-e-Islami in Afghanistan.
Named after the historic Battle of Badr (near Mecca) fought and won by Prophet Mohammed.
Amir: Bakht Zameen
Normally, the cadres are highly educated.
Considered close to PakistanÃÂs Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).
Dominated by Pushtun recruits - not just sub-continental muslims, but Afghans and Arabs too.
Headquarters at Manshera, North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
Al-Badr was responsible for the genocide in East Pakistan in 1971.
Disbanded by the ISI after 1971 and again resurrected in the 80s to fight in Afghanistan.
In Image: Bakht Zameen