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Nov 02, 2018
10:15PM

Pak cleric known as godfather of Taliban, killed in gun attack in Rawalpindi

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Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, who was also known as the godfather of Taliban, was killed in a gun attack in the garrison city of Rawalpindi today, according to media reports.

82-year-old Haq was the head of the Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Haqqania, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Akora Khattak town and also the chief of the hardline political party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S), the Geo News reported. 

He was killed by unidentified attackers in a house where he was staying, his son was quoted as saying by the report. 

JUI-S's Peshawar president also confirmed Haq's death following an assassination attempt in Rawalpindi.

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