Shias reconciled

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The Independent Online
ISLAMABAD (Reuter) - Afghanistan's Hezb-i-Wahdat party of Shia Muslims said it had joined the Islamic government after resolving political differences. The official Kabul Radio quoted the Iran-backed party as saying in a statement that the details of the agreement would be announced later.

The party had 'resolved its political problems' with President Burhanuddin Rabbani's government, said the radio, monitored in Islamabad. 'Henceforth, Hezb-i-Wahdat is officially a member of the Afghan Islamic state's government.' The radio did not specify the political problems which had been resolved.