Afghan Hezb-e Islami's head claimed to be in coma

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who lived in Peshawar, Pakistan, was transferred to a hospital in Karachi two days ago

Afghan Hezb-e Islami's head claimed to be in coma

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghan military expert Ahmad Saeedi claimed Monday that the head of Afghanistan's Hezb-e Islami (Islamic Party) and country's former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is in critical health conditions and might even die.

However, later the claim was denied by the Hezb-e Islami. The Fars News Agency, which Saeedi was the first to publish Saeedi's claim, deleted the story.

Saeedi said that Hekmatyar who lived in Peshawar, Pakistan, was transferred to a hospital in Karachi two days ago.

"Although we cannot fully confirm or reject Hekmatyar's death, he is certainly not in favorable health conditions," Saeedi said.

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is the founder and active leader of the Hezb-e Islami political party, and a designated "global terrorist" by the United States. After escaping from prison in Afghanistan in 1973, he moved to Pakistan.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Ekim 2015, 15:02
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