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Senior Taliban cleric Rahimullah Haqqani, brother killed in Kabul suicide blast | Dawn News |

A senior Taliban cleric known for his fiery speeches against the militant Islamic State (IS) group and support for female education, was killed in a suicide blast at his madressah in the Afghan capital on Thursday.

Rahimullah Haqqani, who had recently spoken publicly in favour of girls being allowed to attend school, had survived at least two previous assassination attempts -- including one in Pakistan in October 2020.

"The madrassa of Sheikh Rahimullah was targeted today and as a result he and one of his brothers were martyred," Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told AFP, adding that three others were wounded in the blast.



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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 13th, 2022 at 06:44:40 PM EST
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Sheikh Rahimullah is careful not to criticise the continued closure of schools but, speaking at his madrassa in Peshawar, with his mobile phone in hand, scrolls through the text of his "fatwa", which shares decrees from earlier scholars and accounts from the life of the Prophet Muhammad.

"There is no justification in the sharia [law] to say female education is not allowed. No justification at all," he tells the BBC.

"All the religious books have stated female education is permissible and obligatory, because, for example, if a woman gets sick, in an Islamic environment like Afghanistan or Pakistan, and needs treatment, it's much better if she's treated by a female doctor."

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 13th, 2022 at 06:45:51 PM EST
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