The Taliban said on Tuesday it had won assassinated former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani’s trust by using a high level team that feigned interest in talks but instead was intent on killing him.
A Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday killed Rabbani , head of a council that was trying to negotiate a political end to the war , in what analysts called a blow to peace efforts.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility , saying the killer had gone to Rabbani’s home for talks.
” As soon as Rabbani came three steps forward to hug Mohammad Masoom , he triggered his explosive-filled jacket killing Rabbani , (another) Taliban militant Wahid Yar and four security guards present at the house ” he told Reuters.
The Kabul police chief’s office , in a statement , said the explosives had been hidden in the suicide bomber’s turban.