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.