Prominent Leader Of Afghan Opposition Abdul Haq, Executed By Taliban, Buried

Prominent leader of the Afghan opposition Abdul Haq, executed by the Taliban, was buried in his native land, the Surkhrod district, on Sunday. As the Pakistani newspaper News reports, the Taliban ordered not to transport his body to the Pakistani city of Peshawar where Abdul Haq's family lives, and ordered to bury the "traitor" in Surkhrod, 12 kilometres from Jalalabad, the main city of Nangrahar province. Last week Abdul Haq with a group of his supporters went to Afghanistan, according to one of the versions, as an envoy of former king of Afghanistan Zahir Shah to set up a seat of resistance to the Taliban in Nangrahar. In the 1980s Abdul Haq was the leading field commander of the Hezb-e Islami party and actively fought the Soviet troops. He was wounded many times and lost a foot in a mine explosion. After the advent of the Taliban to power Abdul Haq went to Pakistan. In 1999 unknown criminals killed his wife and son. After that Abdul Haq went to Dubai (the United Arab Emirates) where he took up business. Several months ago he returned to Peshawar, the capital of the Pushtu-inhabited North-Western Province of Pakistan, and took up political activity uniting his former companions-in-arms around him. The Pakistani newspaper The Frontier Post has advanced a version that Abdul Haq and his three companions-in-arms were executed without investigation and trial by the Arab mercenaries of Osama bin Laden.

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