Kabul (Web Desk): A prominent Taliban cleric, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, was killed in an attack in a seminary in Kabul on Thursday.
As per details, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in a plastic artificial leg on Thursday.
“Very sadly informed that respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly attack by enemies,” said Bilal Karimi, a spokesperson for the Taliban administration.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast.
Haqqani was a prominent cleric in the Taliban who had survived previous attacks, including a large blast in the northern Pakistani city of Peshawar in 2020 claimed by the Dai’sh that killed at least seven people.
The Taliban say they have restored security since they took over as foreign forces withdrew almost a year ago. However, regular attacks, many of them claimed by Dai’sh, have taken place in recent months, often targeting religious and ethnic minorities as well as Taliban leaders.