Afghanistan has appointed the son of slain statesman Burhanuddin Rabbani to replace his father and lead the country's High Peace Council charged with finding a political solution to the Afghan war.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a statement Saturday that Salahuddin Rabbani is the country's new top peace envoy. Rabbani is currently Afghanistan's ambassador to Turkey.
His father, who was also a former president of Afghanistan, was killed in September by an assassin who had a bomb hidden under his turban. The late president was spearheading peace efforts with the Taliban.
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