Afghan cleric killed by bomb hidden in artificial leg

August 12, 2022 5:30 pm

[Source: BBC]

A prominent Afghan cleric who supported the Taliban and was in favour of female education has been killed.

Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani reportedly died in a suicide bomb blast in Kabul.

Speaking to Reuters, Taliban sources say the religious leader was targeted by a man who detonated explosives hidden in an artificial plastic limb.

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The Islamic State (IS) group, which has previously targeted the cleric, claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it happened inside his office.