Former Afghan president Sibghatullah Mujaddadi dies at 93

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KABUL: Former Afghan president Sibghatullah Mujaddadi died on Monday night in Kabul at the age of 93, a local TV channel reported Tuesday. 

"Sibghatullah Mujaddadi served as interim president after the fall of the then Najibullah's regime in April 1992," Tolo news quoted the late Mujaddadi's family sources as saying. 

The late Mujaddadi served as chairman of the 2003 Loya Jirga or traditional Afghan Grand Assembly that approved Afghanistan's new constitution after the fall of the Taliban regime in late 2001. 

In 2005, Mujaddadi served as chairman of the Meshrano Jirga or Upper House of the Afghan parliament. Mujaddadi was also the founder and leader of Jebha-e-Nejat-e Melli (National Liberation Front), a group of Afghan holy warriors that fought against former Soviet Union's occupation of Afghanistan in 1979-89. 

A funeral ceremony for the former president is set to be held on Wednesday.