Afghanistan: Pro-peace Muslim cleric assassinated

May 17, 2010 08:26


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KABUL, Afghanistan - A prominent Muslim cleric pushing for peace has been assassinated in eastern Afghanistan along with two members of his family, the latest in a rash of killings targeting Afghan government figures and others aligned with international forces.

Kunar provincial police chief Gen. Khalilullah Zaiyie said Monday that cleric Rahman Gul, his brother and a relative were killed Sunday in the Chapa Dara district as they were returning to their homes.In recent days, Gul has been stressing the importance of "peace and stability" across Afghanistan. Gul was chief cleric in his district and was a member of a clerical council for eastern Afghanistan.

Two members of the NATO coalition, including one American service member, also were killed on Sunday in southern Afghanistan, the allied coalition reported.

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