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    Afghanistan's influential Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during the country's civil war, died Sunday. He was 57.

  • An Afghan who was wounded in a suicide attack during wedding festivities lies in a hospital in Samangan province north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday, July 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jawed Dehsabzi)

    Suicide bomber kills 23 at Afghan wedding

    A suicide bomber blew himself up among guests at a wedding hall Saturday in northern Afghanistan, killing 23 people, including a prominent ex-Uzbek warlord-turned-lawmaker who was the father of the bride.

  • A man holds a poster of former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, the High Peace Council leader who was assassinated Tuesday, during a rally in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

    Killing of Afghan leader endangers peace process

    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.

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