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HIA rejects rumours about Hekmatyar’s death

HIA rejects rumours about Hekmatyar’s death

Sep 20, 2013 - 15:54

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): The Hezb-i-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (HIA) on Friday scotched rumours about its leader Eng. Gulbadin Hekmatyar’s death.

There has been speculation in the media since Thursday that Hekmatyar, Afghanistan’s former prime minister, has died of a heart attack.

But Dr. Ghairat Baheer, in charge of the HIA political affairs, rejected the report as baseless. The rumour was being spread by Hekmatyar’s detractors, he said.

Baheer told Pajhwok Afghan News the former jihadiinfo-icon leader was alive and in good healthinfo-icon. He recalled similar reports had turned out to be false in the past as well.



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