Ahmad Wali Karzai

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Suicide Bomber Kills 4 at Karzai Memorial

High-level Afghans worry about attacks from the inside

(Newser) - A suicide bomber detonated today at a memorial for the slain half-brother of Hamid Karzai, killing four in an attack that comes as prominent Afghans rethink their own security in the wake of Ahmed Wali Karzai's assassination, allegedly at the hands of a close family associate. The Afghan president... More »

Sobbing Karzai Climbs Into Brother's Grave

Afghan president calls on Taliban to end violence

(Newser) - At Ahmad Wali Karzai's funeral today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai pushed through his security detail to climb into his half-brother's grave. He remained there, sobbing alongside the coffin, for at least a minute as his wails overwhelmed other cries. He was ultimately lifted out by two men after... More »

Only Thing Clear in Karzai Kin Slaying: It's a Mess

Ahmad Wali Karzai's death will likely set off a bloody power struggle

(Newser) - So what does the killing of Hamid Karzai's powerful half-brother in southern Afghanistan mean for the war effort? Such is the contradiction of Ahmad Wali Karzai that the only answer seems to be "stay tuned":
  • Mark Thompson, Time : The killing of the "godfather of Kandahar" is horrible
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Karzai's Half Brother Shot Dead in Home

He's killed by family bodyguard: witnesses

(Newser) - The younger half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was shot dead early today in his home by one of the family bodyguards, according to witnesses. The bodyguard was immediately killed. Ahmad Wali Karzai was the powerful provincial council chairman for Kandahar, and had become a political liability for the... More »

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