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Rabani's funeral set for Friday

Rabani's funeral set for Friday

Sep 21, 2011 - 12:01

KABULinfo-icon (PAN): The funeral ceremony of former president Prof. Burhanuddin Rabani, who was assassinated in a suicide attack on Tuesday evening, is scheduled for Friday, officials said.

 High Peace Council Chairman Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani and leader of Jamiat-e-Islami Afghanistaninfo-icon, a Jihadi party that resisted Soviet invasion, was assassinated along with three members of peace panel in a suicide attack on his residence in Kabul.

The decision, about the date of burial, was made by the family, relatives and the commission assigned with the burial ceremony, youth’s chairman of Jamiat-e-Islami Party and a student of Kabul University, Syed Abdul Mosawer Amirpur, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Regarding the venue of burial, the relatives and officials first decided to carry the late leader in his native northeastern Badakhshan province, however the decision was changed and they might consider hilltop in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan or inside Kabul University campus, he said.

Many government and non-government officials gathered in the house of Rabani for an hour to pay respect and offer condolence to his bereaved family, he said.

First vice president Muhammad Qasim Fahim, former Interior Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, leader of change and hope party, Abdullah Abdullah, Balkh Governor Ata Mohammad Noor, former Afghan PM, Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai and many members of Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon visited the house of late former president, he added.

 His death was a big loss for the country, Hanif Atmar, said, adding "his way should be followed." "The attack on Rabani was planned outside Afghanistan." he said.

 The enemies of Afghanistan did not want the peace process to be successful and want the destruction of the process, he added.

No one has so far claimed responsibility for the assassination.


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