Suicide Bomber Assassinates Afghan Peace Council Leader

Afghanistan's struggle to make peace with the Taliban received a serious blow today when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb hidden in his turban during a meeting with the Afghan officials most critical to reconciliation efforts. The blast killed Burhanuddin Rabbani, a towering figure who led Afghanistan's High Peace Council and has played a key role in nearly every step of Afghan history for the last 30 years, and severely wounded Masoom Stanakzai, the backbone of President Karzai's strategy in...Full Story
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