Burhanuddin Rabbani

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Burhanuddin Rabbani
برهان‌الدین ربانی
Burhanuddin Rabbani in December 2010
Personal details
Born20 September 1940
Badakhshan, Afghanistan
Died20 September 2011(2011-09-20) (aged 71)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Alma materKabul University
Al-Azhar University

Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940 — 20 September 2011) was the President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996.[1] He had been a Mujahideen leader who fought against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. He was removed as President when the Taliban took over in 1996. He then became the leader of the Northern Alliance which took over in Kabul when the Taliban were removed. He became the head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council which was trying to find a way to end the fighting in Afghanistan.[1] He was killed in a suicide attack on his home. A man who claimed to be a Taliban leader met with Rabbini, and then exploded a bomb, which he had hidden in his turban.[2][3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Former Afghanistan president Burhanuddin Rabbani killed in Kabul blast". The Daily Telegraph. London. 20 September 2011. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  2. "Burhannuddin Rabbani: Kabul mourners march as Afghanistan faces fresh turmoil". The Daily Telegraph. London. 21 September 2011. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 22 October 2011.
  3. "Turban bomb kills key Afghan political leader". cnn.com. 2011. Archived from the original on 14 June 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2011.