September 21st, 2011
01:06 PM ET

Militants haven't yet claimed Rabbani attack

The assassination of an Afghan leader spearheading the reconciliation process with the Taliban clearly was an insurgent attack, officials say, but at present it's not clear who carried it out.

Berhanuddin Rabbani, a former Afghan president and chairman of the High Peace Council, was killed in an attack at his home on Tuesday. But the Taliban hasn't taken credit for it and says it is still looking into the incident.

"Our information is not completed yet," said Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. "So our stand is that we won't say anything about this issue."

There was no word from the Haqqani Network, the militant group with ties to the Taliban and backed by Pakistan.

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  1. Elizabeth

    What kind of a country we live in??? United States is the only western country that still has the death penalty!!! Why???
    How can we sleep at night, if we put an innocent man to his death...Why not allow the polygraph???
    Troy Davis should be set free, or get another trial...but should NOT be executed...Why don't we have more love and compassion for another human being...Why people pay more attention to the stupid reality shows and celebrities...than the issues that really matter...Ask yourself...What if it was you??? How would you feel, if you knew you'll be killed for something you did not do!!! I am very upset and sad...I can only imagine how Troy Davis and his family is feeling...We should be all ashamed of ourselves! We should demand and work really hard to stop the death penalty in this country...
    I keep praying and hoping...that someone will wake up on time...And we should all wake up...and not allow this to happen!!!
    Yes, I would also like to know...where Obama is!!!

    September 21, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Real talk

      i agree with you 1000%!! where is the justice. all faith will be lost in our legal/judicial system if this innocent man is put to death

      September 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Drivel

    He's in the White House doing his job, Elizabeth...and completely wrong thread. You want the one about the Rhino poaching in South Africa.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    President Obama has nothing to do with the Davis case.
    Its up to the States, what they do with the death penalty. Majority of Americans cannot just get up & change the way things work in this country. We do not have that kind of democracy.
    We are a Republic with representative form of democracy.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tom

    Your Obama is too busy trying to pacify the labor unions and cover up his "politics as usual" shennanigans like Solyndra. Like the cop killer, I'm still waiting for hope & change..

    September 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT (kcmo , egg poacher)

    IT MIGHT have been a drug related crime..

    September 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. InfidelHere

    Miliants? Is that the PC term for MUSLIMS today? Geesh!! Islamic militants, radicals, extremists, al-Qaida, fundamentalists, the Muslim Brotherhood, jihadists, or whatever is the PC term for today are actually "good" Muslims, not bad ones. The "radicals" haven't corrupted Islam, hijacked their religion, nor interpreted it incorrectly, and therefore they aren't radicals or extremists!

    Islam isn't a peaceful religion; it is a declaration of war against all mankind. While "bad" Muslims can be moderate, peaceful or "not-Muslim-enough", these people have NO influence because even their “holy” (cough-cough) Koran tells "good" Muslims to KILL them!!

    I wish that our news organizations would answer that question instead of giving us the same 'ole terms like "miliants", "radical" and "extremists" when all the evidence points that they are actually being "good" muslims...not BAD ones!!

    October 4, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |