Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani previously issued a fatwa in support of female education.
A prominent Taliban cleric Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani has been killed in a suicide bomb blast at his Islamic seminary in Kabul on Thursday.
Taliban sources claimed that Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was targeted by a man who detonated explosives hidden in an artificial plastic leg.
A spokesperson for the Taliban administration Bilal Karimi on Twitter with very sadly said that respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly attack by enemies.
He was close to the Afghan Taliban and a critic of jihadist militant group Islamic State Kohrasan Province (IS-K), a regional affiliate of IS that operates in Afghanistan.
Who is Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani? Wikipedia
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani Wikipedia shows he belonged to Afghanistan and got Islamic education from Swabi and Akora Khattak in Pakistan.
He was considered very close to the Afghan Taliban but did not hold any position in the current interim government of Afghanistan.
During the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year, some videos and pictures of him were revealed in which he was seen with the Taliban leadership.
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was strong critic of ISIS and issued a fatwa to wage jihad against ISIS.
On the same day, a bomb exploded at Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani’s seminary, in which he remained safe.
Earlier, Rahimullah Haqqani was unsuccessfully attacked in 2013 in Ring Road area of Peshawar.
After the Peshawar blast, Rahimullah Haqqani blamed the attack on ‘Khawarij’. The Afghan Taliban use the term Khawarij for extremists affiliated with ISIS.
Right after the return of the Islamic Emirate, Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani started teaching public classes in Kabul.
In an interview with the BBC, Sheikh Rahimullah said that women and girls in Afghanistan should have access to education.
He said that there is no justification in Sharia law to say that girls do not have the right to get education.