• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Afghanistan

Days after Al Qaeda chief al-Zawahiri, top Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani killed in Kabul

Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani. (Image: Twitter/@TOLOnews)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Days after Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed in Kabul in Afghanistan in US drone strike, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, a prominent Taliban cleric of the South Asian nation was eliminated and this time, it was an explosion at a school in a district of Kabul.

The incident happened on Thursday (11). Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesperson of the Taliban, confirmed Haqqani’s death, the local TOLO News reported.

According to a tweet made by TOLO News, “Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, one of the religious scholars, was killed in an explosion in his school. Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, has confirmed the death of Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani. It is said that this religious scholar was killed in an explosion in his school in Kabul.”

The attack reportedly took place at a religious seminary in Kabul when a man who had previously lost his leg, detonated explosives hidden in an artificial limb.

It was not known immediately as to who was behind the explosion.

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