Ex-President Of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani Killed


KABUL, Afghanistan — Former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani,

who headed a government peace council set up to facilitate contacts with Taliban insurgents, was assassinated Tuesday by a suicide bomber concealing explosives in

his turban, officials said. Four of Rabbani's bodyguards also died and a key presidential adviser was wounded.

President Hamid Karzai cut short a visit to the U.S. over the attack, which dealt a harsh blow to peace efforts after a decade of war.

Ex-President Of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani Killed