Afghan radical appointed PM

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The Independent Online
ISLAMABAD (Reuter) - The radical Afghan leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar formally accepted the post of Prime Minister yesterday and President Burhanuddin Rabbani said the two arch-enemies had resolved to start afresh.

But rockets were fired into the western suburbs of Kabul just hours after all the warring Afghan leaders signed a peace accord in Pakistan to end months of fierce fighting. Three people died and 25 were injured. The government blamed the minority Shia Hizbe Wahdat party.

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