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Rabbani rubs a few the wrong way

Hundreds of Afghans gathered near Burhanuddin Rabbani's home. The former Afghan president and the current head of the High Peace Council was assassinated in his house in Kabul by a suicide attacker who had hidden the bomb in his turban. CS brings you some trivia on this political figure:



>> Soon after his graduation in 1963, he was hired as a professor at Kabul University.

>> In order to study further, Rabbani went to Egypt in 1966. He entered the Al-Azhar University in Cairo where he developed close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood leadership.

>> Rabbani returned to Afghanistan in 1968, where the High Council of Jamiat-e Islami gave him the duty of organising the university students.

>> In 1974, the police came to Kabul University to arrest Rabbani for his pro-Islamic stance, but with the help of his students, he managed to escape.

>> He was the President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996 and for a second term in 2001.

>> Before he became the president, he was a senior figure in the Mujahideen who fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s.

>> Rabbani was also a senior member of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance from 1996 to 2001.

>> He was made leader of Peace Council, constituted by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and was tasked with negotiating with the Taliban.

 

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