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Prof. Rabbani’s death anniversary observed

Prof. Rabbani’s death anniversary observed

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Sep 20, 2015 - 12:09

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The 4th death anniversary of former High Peace Councilinfo-icon (HPC) chief Burhanuddin Rabbani was observed with the laying of a floral wreath on his grave in Kabul on Sunday.

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 alleged the suicide attacker was a Pakistani national and the assassination plot was hatched in Balochistan’s capital Quetta.

Rabbani’s son, Salahuddin Rabbani, President’s Special Representative for Reform and Good Governance Ahmad Zia Massoud, 2nd Vice-President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and acting defense minister Masoom Stanikzai attended the ceremony.

Rabbani’s family members, a number of senior government officials, HPC official and lawmakers also participated. A closed holiday, the day was observed in Kabul and several provinces.

The Council of Ministers has announced a countrywide holiday on September 20 to remember the former president.

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