Supporters of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani hold a poster of his image outside the compound of his home in Kabul
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Afghans mourn outside Burhanuddin Rabbani house

Hundreds of Afghans have gathered in Kabul to mourn High Peace Council chief Burhanuddin Rabbani and protest at his killing by a suicide bomber on Tuesday.

Rabbani, head of the council charged with talking to the Taliban, was killed by a bomb hidden in a turban.

The BBC's David Loyn reports that Kabul was gridlocked as streets were sealed off around Rabbani's home, where ex-colleagues arrived to pay respects.

  • 21 Sep 2011
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