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Hundreds mourn death of Afghan peace negotiator Rabbani

Hundreds of Afghans have gathered in Kabul to mourn High Peace Council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani and protest at his killing by a suicide bomber on Tuesday.

Kabul was gridlocked as streets were sealed off around Rabbani's home, where ex-colleagues arrived to pay respects.

Rabbani, head of the council charged with talking to the Taliban, was killed by a bomb hidden in a turban.

President Hamid Karzai has cut short his visit to the UN in New York to return to Afghanistan.

David Loyn reports.

  • 21 Sep 2011
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