April 26, 1985, Soviet prisoners of war in the Pakistani camp Badaber, 35 km from Peshawar revolted. Capturing warehouse Mujahideen with weapons, they kept the defense more than a day, destroying dushmans Afghan, Pakistani military and their American trainers. When out of ammunition, the insurgents blew themselves up along with a large quantity of ammunition destined for the troops of the Afghan rebels. The uprising took part and killed 20 Soviet soldiers, but the exact number of participants in the revolt is still unknown.
In Badabere 24 km from the border with the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan under the guise of refugee camps in 1983-1985 was "Training Center of St. fighters Khalid ibn Walid", owned by the influential party "Jamiat-e Islami." There, under the guidance of military instructors from the United States, Pakistan and Egypt were trained future Mujahideen, who then served in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets. Every six months, the militants released a database of 300 mujahedin. The total area of the base, which in addition to the campground were still several warehouses with arms and underground prison was five hundred hectares. Headed training center for Armed Forces, Major Kuratulla Pakistani army, which had six American advisers. In addition to the Americans, the camp has 65 instructors. Total sponsorship of a training center for militants carried out the leader of the Islamic Society of Afghanistan, the future president Burhanuddin Rabbani, the head was the warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. The fact that in the camp of Soviet prisoners of war are, know only a few people, since the content of prisoners of war declared themselves neutral Pakistan is a blatant violation of all norms of international law. In addition to the Soviet soldiers in the camp were Afghans who fought on the side of the government troops. Soviet and Afghan prisoners were held in different rooms, and the largest room in prison was given by the ammunition depot
Mode content captured in combat "incorrigible shuravi" who refused to convert to Islam, was strict. All prisoners, regardless of their nationality, gave Muslim nicknames force forced to study Sharia law, for the slightest offense, and often without it, was severely beaten. To resist starved, kept in chains, spiked it into the water cheap drugs.
Six weeks before the uprising in the camp brought a large number of weapons: 28 trucks with rockets for rocket launchers, grenades for grenade launchers and Kalashnikovs, machine guns, TT pistols, ammunition for the ANC and machines. Our soldiers had a plan: to seize cache of weapons in the camp and to demand from the leadership of the Mujahideen of the meeting with representatives of the Soviet and Afghan embassies in Islamabad. According to another version - the main aim of the uprising was the capture of the radio station to report their coordinates. Happy to have chosen the uprising began on Friday - the holy day for Muslims, when in the fortress, except for guards, no one remained: the Mujahideen went to pray at the mosque.
It is assumed that the organizer of the uprising was born in Zaporozhye Dukhovchenko Viktor, born in 1954, managed to disarm the guard who brought the evening soup. He opened the chamber and released to freedom of the other prisoners, who blocked the gate. Shot knocked the door lock with the arsenal, and began to drag on the roof of weapons and boxes of ammunition. Mujahideen realized that happens only when all weapons-area prison was in the hands of the rebels.
Mujahideen announced anxiety, Soviet prisoners blocked the triple ring of encirclement dushmans and 100 soldiers, armored vehicles and artillery. Also part of the aid have been caused by the Pakistani army. The battle lasted all night. Burhanuddin Rabbani personally appealed to the rebels to surrender and offer the promise to preserve all life. Soldiers responded with a categorical refusal to call and demanded that representatives of the UN, the Red Cross and the Soviet or Afghan embassy in Islamabad, promising to blow up the warehouse, if their conditions are not met. Although Rabbani promised the prisoners thought it was quite clear that no UN representatives in the camp will not, in fact officially neutral in Pakistan was not a single prisoner. Followed by new assaults, while one of them was almost killed Rabbani himself, after which he ordered to bring heavy artillery for direct fire and storm the fortress. It started barrage and an assault, which involved artillery, heavy equipment and helicopters of the Pakistani Air Force. When the Mujahideen broke into the castle, the wounded prisoners of war, realizing the hopelessness of his position, blew themselves up.
The representative of the headquarters of the US Space Command in Colorado reported that on aerial photographs obtained by satellite, was recorded explosion of great destructive forces in the northwest province of Pakistan, which took place April 27, 1985. A huge force of the explosion confirmed by the testimony of witnesses.
The uprising took part and killed 20 Soviet soldiers. Spooks reported that lost 97 people. According to Burhanuddin Rabbani, killed only 20 Mujahideen. However, according to the General Staff of the USSR Armed Forces, was killed about 200 people, including about 100 Afghan dushmans, 9 members of the Pakistani authorities, 28 military officers of Pakistan. It was destroyed three rocket launchers volley fire "Grad", about 2 000 thousand rockets and missiles of various types, 40 pieces, mortars and machine guns. Killed 6 military trainers from the United States. Not escaped prison and Office: lists with the names of Soviet prisoners of war were burned
After the incident, the Mujahideen were ordered not to take captive Russian. "The capture of kill on the spot throughout Afghanistan».