Afghanistan High Peace Council head dies

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Afghanistan High Peace Council head dies

The head of Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, tasked with negotiating an end to the country’s protracted conflict, has died at the age of 84, Radio Free Afghanistan reported on Sunday.

Pir Sayyid Ahmed Gailani died as a result of an illness at a hospital in Kabul on Saturday, it quoted deputy head of the council Abdul Khabir Ochqun as saying.

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani is expected to appoint Gailani’s replacement soon. At the moment, however, it is not clear who Gailani’s successor will be.

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