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Afghanistan: Rabbani’s son is Peace Council head

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 15:12

Kabul: Afghanistan`s government on Saturday appointed Salahuddin Rabbani, the son of slain Peace Council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani, to replace his father and lead the country`s High Peace Council charged with reaching out to Taliban insurgents.
Former president Burhanuddin Rabbani was assassinated in September last year by an insurgent carrying a bomb hidden in a turban, a major setback to reconciliation efforts with the Afghan Taliban and exploratory moves towards peace talks.
Salahuddin Rabbani is currently Afghanistan`s ambassador to Turkey.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 15:12
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