Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Turban Bomb Kills Key Afghan Political Leader
(CNN) -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force said two suicide bombers detonated themselves in the attack that killed Afghanistan peace council leader Burhanuddin Rabbani at his home in Kabul on Tuesday afternoon.
Afghan officials earlier said there was one bomber. That attacker, who claimed to be a Taliban member who had come for talks about peace and reconciliation, hid the explosive device inside his turban, said Hasmat Stanikzai, spokesman for Kabul police.
Rabbani, who was a former president of Afghanistan and had been heading the largest political party standing in opposition to President Hamid Karzai, was long considered crucial to Afghan and coalition efforts to bring Taliban leaders into the reconciliation process.

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