Afghanistan: Cleric killed by bomb hidden in artificial leg - reports
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, who had close ties with the Taliban, was a prominent supporter of girls' education.
A prominent Afghan cleric supportive of the Taliban has been killed in a blast in Kabul, according to local reports.
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani reportedly died in a suicide attack at an Islamic seminary in the Afghan capital.
He was a supporter of female education and had previously survived two assassination attempts in Pakistan.
It is not currently clear who is responsible for his killing, but he had previously been targeted by the Islamic State (IS) group.
According to several Taliban sources speaking to Reuters news agency, the attack took place after a man who had previously lost a leg detonated explosives hidden in an artificial plastic limb.
Sheikh Haqqani was a supporter of Afghanistan's Taliban government and a prominent critic of the jihadist militant group Islamic State Kohrasan Province (IS-K), a regional affiliate of IS that operates in Afghanistan and opposes the Taliban's rule.