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Officials: 2 held in death of Afghan peace broker

Officials: 2 held in death of Afghan peace broker

Two Afghan officials say Pakistan has arrested two people in connection with last year's assassination of a former Afghan president who was trying to broker peace with the Taliban.
The officials told The Associated Press in Kabul the two were recently detained in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the alleged base of the Taliban insurgency.
There was no word in Pakistan on the arrests. The Quetta police chief and the Pakistani spokesman for the region's paramilitary Frontier Corps said they had not heard of the alleged arrests.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case.
Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan soured after Afghan officials blamed Burhanuddin Rabbani's death on insurgents based in Pakistan.