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The King was overthrown in 1973 Muhammad Daoud took the power as President of the Afghanistan He established an autocratic one-party state later had purged his government of leftists and in the last years of his rule had sought financial support form Iran ruled by the Shah and Saudi Arabia in order to make Afghanistan less dependent on Soviet economic aidOn April 28 1978 the regime of President Mohammad Daoud ended violently Military units raided the Presidential Palace in Kabul Killed the president and most members of his familyAll happened after the assassination of Mir Akbar Khyber April 17 a Marxist ideologue a member of the Parcham faction of the Peoples Democratic Party of Afghanistan PDPA was a Marxist-oriented party On April 19 the party organized a mass rally and march in the honor of Khybers funeral Marched through the streets of Kabul and shouted anti-American slogans in front of the United States embassy President Daoud ordered the arrest of seven top PDPA leaders The PDPA Central committee member Hafizullah Amin was placed under house arrest shortly He planed a coup detat PDPA leaders were liberated from a government prison The plan for the April coup according to Amin in a press conference that it had occurred two years ahead of the PDPAs schedule for revolution Taraki Amin and Karmal were the central player in the leftists revolution of the Afghanistan Taraki was born in 1917 was the oldest His father was a livestock dealer and small-time smuggler His familys described by Dupree in Nyrop pg 218 as semi nomadic traveling frequently between Ghazini Province and British India He attended a provincial elementary school and a middle school in Qandahar and was He began to write short stories In 1940s his stories refluxing the living condition of Afghan peasants which approved by Soviet critics as Scientific Socialist themes Amin was born in 1921 in Paghman a town near Kabul His father was a minor civil
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