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Former Afghan President Sibghatullah Mojaddedi laid to rest

IANS  |  Kabul 

Former Afghan who passed away earlier this week after a was laid to rest on Wednesday in his ancestral graveyard here amid tight security.

Mojaddedi died late on Monday at the age of 93, his family said on Tuesday. He fought the Soviets and later became the country's interim after the collapse of the Afghan Communist regime in 1992.

Hundreds of people including Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, his predecessor and Cabinet ministers, attended the funeral ceremony performed at the Presidential Palace, reported.

Mojaddedi was also the founder and of Jebha-e-Nejat-e Melli (National Liberation Front).

While paying tribute to Mojaddedi, Ghani described his death as a great loss for the nation and declared Wednesday as

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 15:02 IST
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