Ahmed Wali Karzai (pictured), a brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a powerful figure in southern Afghanistan, has been assassinated at his home in Kandahar, local officials say.
AP - Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of all that is wrong with the Afghan government, was assassinated Tuesday at his home in southern Afghanistan, an official said.
Taliban claim responsibility for killing of Karzai's brother
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assassination of President Hamid Karzai's younger brother on Tuesday. A Taliban spokesman told the AFP that it was "one of our biggest achievements" in nearly a decade of war.
Date created : 2011-07-12