New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: "Concerning the Passing Away of Mullā Muḥammad Ḥasan Raḥmanī"

With deep sadness news has been received that a renowned Jihadi figure of the country, Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani, has passed away, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.
The late Rahmani Sahib served in many Jihadi fronts in the south western parts of the beloved homeland during the Soviet invasion and lost his leg during this Jihad. When the Islamic Emirate was established, the late Rahmani Sahib joined it and later served the people as the governor of Kandahar up until the American invasion.
After the American invasion of Afghanistan, Rahmani Sahib served admirably as a member of the Leadership Council in the Jihadi ranks of Islamic Emirate.
The late Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani Sahib was recently battling chest cancer and passed away last night due to this illness, bidding farewell to transcendent world for the very last time.
The Islamic Emirate appreciates all of his services and considers his passing as a huge loss for the Muslims generally and the Islamic Emirate specifically all the while praying to the Merciful Lord Almighty to forgive Mullah Muhammad Hassan Rahmani Sahib, grant him the highest Paradise (Firdaws) and bestow patience upon his family and relatives.
Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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