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|Function/Grade||Prominent Taliban Cleric|
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Rahimullah Haqqani was an Afghan national from Pachir-aw-Agam District of Nangarhar province near Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Haqqani was said to be a scholar of Hadith literature. He received his religious education in Deobandi madrassas in Swabi and Akora Khattak.
Rahimullah Haqqani was also the administrator of Dir Colony’s Madrassa Zubeiri, and was injured in a blast on October 27, 2020 when he was teaching more than 300 students but had miraculously survived the blast. His close associate Mufti Khalid was killed in the attack.
Mawlawi Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed on Thursday August 12, 2022 after an attacker detonated explosives hidden in a prosthetic leg.
He is one of the highest profile figures to have been killed in the country since the Taliban returned to power last year in August 2021.
Despite sharing the same name, he was not related to Afghanistan's Haqqani militant group network.
The religious leader had previously issued a fatwa, or religious decree, in support of female education - a contentious issue inside Afghanistan.
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani spent over three decades in Pakistan. He was educated in Pakistan. Haqqani was in charge of a religious school in Peshawar; once the Islamic Emirate returned to power, he moved the institution to Kabul.