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Bandit king Kalakani, associates reburied in Kabul

Bandit king Kalakani, associates reburied in Kabul

Sep 02, 2016 - 10:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Habibullah Kalakani, known as Afghanistaninfo-icon’s bandit king, has been reburied in Kabul after an attack on the people carrying his coffin. At least three people were injured and security official killed.

Kalakani, a notorious bandit, served as king for a few months in 1929. He led the revolt against King Amanullah’s modernisation plans with the help of various tribes.

A number of political figures, including former Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor, ex-intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh and others, held a ceremony for the reburial of Kalakani and 16 of his aides.

The corpses were reburied on Shahr-i-Ara Mount in Kabul after armed supporters of 1st Vice-President Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostum prevented the ceremony.

The reburial took place at 11pm on Thursday, but a number of people were still in the area, according to a Pajhwok reporter. The men plan to hold Fateha for the ex-king.


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