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Gun shot heard at Rabbani's funeral

(Xinhua)

16:55, September 23, 2011

KABUL, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Gun shots were heard at the burial ceremony of ex-Afghan president Burhanudin Rabbani in a Kabul hilltop where people gathered to bury his coffin on Friday.

"Some mourners hurled stone at the vehicles of officials who attended the burial ceremony and security guards opened fire into the air to control the situation," an eyewitness, Mohammad Karim, told Xinhua.

The ex-president and chairman of the government High Council for Peace was assassinated by a suicide bomber at his home in Kabul on Tuesday.

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