Kabul: Hamid Karzai says the suicide bomber who assassinated former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani had delivered an audio recording of a purported Taliban peace offer.
Karzai says the assassin`s CD turned out to be a trick to get close to Rabbani, the head of the Afghan peace council.
The Afghan President`s remarks on Thursday offered new details about Tuesday`s assassination, which dealt a devastating blow to efforts of negotiating a peace settlement with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Karzai says the person on the CD spoke respectfully about Rabbani and offered suggestions for reconciliation.
Karzai says Rabbani rushed back from a trip abroad to hear the recording in hopes it would be an opening for reconciliation, but that it turned out to be a trick.