• publish: 19 September 2015
  • time: 11:56 am
  • category: Social
  • No: 1323

National holiday declared to observe death anniversary of Burhanuddin Rabbani

Afghanistan is observing the fourth assassination anniversary of the former president and high peace council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani.

A national holiday has been declared by the government of Afghanistan on Sunday which marks the fourth death anniversary of the former president.

The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, and Martyrs & Disabled said Saturday that the decision was taken by the cabinet of ministers and based on President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s instructions.

Burhanuddin Rabbani, former Afghan president and Head of Afghan High Peace Council was assassinated by a suicide bomber who had disguised himself as a peace messenger, representing the Taliban group.

The attack was carried out inside his residence in capital Kabul on the evening of 20th September 2011.

No group including the Taliban militants claimed responsibility behind the attack with both the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network rejecting role in the attack.

In the meantime, the Afghan officials insisted that the assassination plot was organized by the Taliban’s council – the Quetta Shura in Pakistan.

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