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Rabbani’s death anniversary observed

Rabbani’s death anniversary observed

Sep 20, 2014 - 11:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The 3rd anniversary of former High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) chief Burhanuddin Rabbani’s martyrdom was observed with the laying of a floral wreath on his grave in Kabul on Saturday.

Rabbani was assassinated at his residence in Wazir Akbar Khan along with three members of the peace panel by a suicide bomber posing as a Talibaninfo-icon emissary. He remained president from 1992 to 1996.

The National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) and the Ministry of Interior announced the suicide attacker was a Pakistani national and the plot was hatched in Quetta.

Current HPC chief and Rabbani’s son, Salahuddin Rabbani, Vice-President Mohammad Yunus Qanuni and Minister of Defense Bismillah Mohammadi were present at the ceremony.

A number of senior government officials, members of HPC, presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah and his choices for vice-president also participated. A closed holiday, the day was observed in Kabul and several provinces.



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