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Taliban stay quiet on killing of former Afghanistan president Rabbani | The Guardian

The Taliban have refused to accept or deny responsibility for the assassination in Kabul of former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, which has plunged the country into a deep political crisis.

On the first of three days of national mourning following the killing on Tuesday of Hamid Karzai’s chief peace negotiator, the Taliban’s spokesmen published a statement on their website refusing to discuss the incident and contesting an earlier report by the Reuters news agency that said the Taliban accepted responsibility.

Read more here: Taliban stay quiet on killing of former Afghanistan president Rabbani | World news | The Guardian.

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The murder of Mullah Burhanuddin Rabbani is being portrayed in Afghanistan as a big blow to a peace process aimed at ending this decades-long war. The murky reality, however, is that most of what passes for reconciliation is a sham, and what “process” there is has so far largely been propaganda.

The former Afghan president’s death, however tragic and high profile, is in many ways a routine matter: part of a litany of tit-for-tat assassinations which have become this war’s hallmark.

Read more here: Burhanuddin Rabbani’s death changes little | Stephen Grey | Comment is free | The Guardian.

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