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Rabbani's death a huge loss: Indian law minister

Rabbani's death a huge loss: Indian law minister

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Sep 24, 2011 - 17:31

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Denouncing ex-president Burhanuddin Rabbani's assassination, the Indian law minister said on Saturday his countrymen shared the Afghan nation's grief and shock.

At a meeting with President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Salman Khurshid -- heading a high-level delegation -- called the High Peace Councilinfo-icon's martyrdom as a huge loss for Afghanistaninfo-icon.

Karzai told his interlocutors: "Because of his commitment to peace, Ustad cut short his visit to Iran and returned home to meet a Talibaninfo-icon emissary. However, he was unaware of the plot of the messenger, who had been tasked with assassinating him."

According to a statement from the Presidential Palace, Karzai described Rabbani's death as an irreparable loss, a vacuum that could not be filled easily.

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