Ex-Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani killed

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U.S. special representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman, second left, listens to Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, second right, during their meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Grossman is in Islamabad to hold talks with Pakistan and Afghan counterparts on how to rebuild the relationship and on peace efforts in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

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The head of Afghanistan's High Peace Council, former President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who had been tasked with trying to negotiate a political end to the war, was killed at his home on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. (AP)

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