Burhanuddin Rabbani
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Afghan peace council head killed in bomb attack

The chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, Burhanuddin Rabbani, has been killed with several others in a bomb attack in Kabul, officials say.

Mr Rabbani was killed at his home by a suicide attacker who officials suspect had concealed a bomb in his turban.

He was meeting members of the Taliban at the time.

Mr Rabbani is a former president of Afghanistan and also led the main political opposition in the country.

A senior advisor to the peace council, Masoom Stanakzai, is also thought to have been seriously wounded in the attack.

Mike Wooldridge reports.