is an abbreviation for Khedamat-e Etelea'at-e Dawlati
, the Afghanistan
Marxist regime's secret police, also known as the State Information Agency.
Set up in 1980, and controlled by the KGB, this was a brutal agency specifically created for the suppression of Afghanistan Marxist regime's internal opponents.
It was initially headed by Mohammad Najibullah, until he became President of Afghanistan in 1986.