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

Burhanuddin Rabbani (1940 — 20 September 2011) was the President of Afghanistan from 1992 to 1996. 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. He was killed in a suicide attack entering his home in Kabul.

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