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Afghanistan: Karzai’s brother assassinated by his bodyguard

Ahmad Wali Karzai, half brother of Afghan leader and chairman of the Kandahar provincial council, was killed by the head of his bodyguards Sardar Mohammad on Tuesday, reported the Afghan news agency Pajhwok.

The agency reporter that Sardar shot Mr. Karzai with a Kalashnikov in the courtyard of his house. The brother of Afghan President, hit in the stomach,chest and died. The aggressor was immediately killed by other bodyguards of Mr Karzai, reported the agency.

Afghan Taliban claimed the killing, saying they had convinced one of his bodyguards to turn against him.

Controversial political figure, often accused of corruption and involvement in the opium trade, Ahmad Wali Karzai had survived two assassination attempts in the past. In 2009, his convoy was ambushed Taliban who killed one of his bodyguards.

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