AFGHANISTAN: Taliban violence soaring as raghead bombers kill former president

An Afghan political figure considered vital to peace efforts in the country was assassinated today. Burhanuddin Rabbani, a former Afghan president who had been leading the Afghan peace council, was killed in an attack at his home.

(Gee, I wonder if this is the same Taliban with whom the Obama Regime is conducting negotiations?)

CNN  NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said two suicide bombers, “feigning a desire to conduct reconciliation talks, detonated themselves.”

The attacker hid the explosive device inside his turban, said Hasmat Stanikzai, spokesman for Kabul police. An Afghan intelligence source told CNN that the bomber arrived at the house at the same time a meeting was due to take place between Rabbani and a delegation representing the Taliban insurgency.

Stanikzai said the bomber claimed to be a Taliban member who had come for the talks about peace and reconciliation, and detonated the explosives as he entered the home. Four other people were wounded, including Masoom Stanikzai, a key adviser to Rabbani, the police spokesman said.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said of the violence in Afghanistan, including Rabbani’s assassination, “We know that is the campaign the insurgents are on. We’ve got to adjust to that and protect the leaders.

“Someone is going to have to step in very quickly because that is a critical part of the peace process,” Mullen said of Rabbani’s role. The killing represents the strategy of the Taliban to assassinate as many leaders as possible, Mullen said.

Gen. John R. Allen, commander of ISAF, said the “face of the peace initiative has been attacked.””This is another outrageous indicator that, regardless of what Taliban leadership outside the country say, they do not want peace, but rather war,” Allen said in a statement.

Share