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Topic - Burhanuddin Rabbani
The assassination of Afghanistan's former president was plotted in Pakistan, the government said Sunday, increasing pressure on its neighbor that already is facing heat from the Obama administration about its ties to recent terrorist attacks.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who for years pushed for reconciliation with the Taliban, now says attempts to negotiate with the insurgent movement are futile and efforts at dialogue should focus instead on neighboring Pakistan.
The suicide bomber who killed former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani gained access to him by presenting officials beforehand with an audio recording of a purported peace message from the Taliban, President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.
The assassination of a former Afghan president reflects the dangers of negotiations with the Taliban: Any effort toward a peace deal can bring deadly action to stop it from factions within the multiheaded insurgency.
The suicide bomber who killed the head of an Afghan peace council struggling to start meaningful negotiations with the Taliban delivered a potentially fatal blow to the efforts to find a political settlement in Afghanistan.
Two Afghan government sources say former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani has been killed in the capital Kabul.
Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who headed a national council dedicated to brokering peace with the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing at his home in Kabul on Tuesday.
"Since these approaches are in the premature stage, we would like these contacts to be confined to him," he said, referring to Mr. Rabbani.
** FILE ** In this Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, file photo, former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, head of the Afghan High Peace Council, speaks during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan.