The body of the famous cleric, Sheikh Sardar Wali Saqib, who according to relatives was killed by unknown armed men in Kabul, was buried on Thursday in Nangarhar province.
Other clerics who participated in the funeral ceremony of Saqib called on the Islamic Emirate to identify the killers of Saqib.
“When my friends were informed, we called him. His phones were off. When it was 9 pm we opened the room and he was martyred there,” said Mohammad Wali, brother of Saqib.
“He has done good religious service here. His lessons will be published on the internet and Facebook,” said Abdul Wadod, a teacher at a religious seminary.
The funeral ceremony was held in Jalalabad city.
“I call on the Islamic Emirate officials to immediately and effectively prevent the plots of the enemies of Islam,” said Mawlawi Bayanullah Hameed, a cleric.
The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed the killing of Saqib in PD 5 of Kabul.
The head of the intelligence department of Nangarhar, Dr. Basheer, said that the issue is being investigated.
“This action has been taken by the enemies of the Islamic clerics and they try to cause disunity among our people, they are the people outside of Islam,” he said.
Mawlawi Sheikh Sardar Wali Saqib is from Khogiano district of eastern Nangarhar province.
He had recently worked as the head of the Naranjbagh Darol Ulom in Jalalabad.