Top Pakistani cleric Maulana Sami ul Haq has been killed, family members have said, though reports contradict on whether he was shot at home. The Islamist leader trained members of the Afghan Taliban.
Maulana Sami ul Haq, a leading Islamist cleric, was killed in Pakistan on Friday by unknown assailants, his nephew and son reported. Pakistani government officials confirmed Haq’s death, though details remained hazy, with some reports saying he had been stabbed in his home, others stating he had been shot dead and others yet stating he had been both stabbed and shot.
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WNU Editor: I am not going to shed a tear for this religious fanatic.
‘Father of Taliban’ Mullah Sami ul-Haq killed in Pakistani city – deputy — Reuters
Unknown attackers kills key Pakistani cleric with Taliban links — AFP
Maulana Sami Ul-Haq, ‘Father Of The Taliban,’ Stabbed To Death — RFE
Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated in Rawalpindi — Express Tribune
Maulana Samiul Haq assassinated at Rawalpindi residence — DAWN