Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's younger brother Ahmed Wali Karzai killed by body guard

Ahmed Wali Karzai, the younger brother of the Afghan president Hamid Karzai and a powerful figure in the deeply troubled southern province of Kandahar, was killed by his body guard on Tuesday, officials said.He was entertaining his guests at his home, family friend told.

Kandahar provincial govt spokesman Zalmay Ayubi confirmed this news without giving any details.

Wali Karzai who is head of Kandahar's provincial council, was long a deeply controversial figure in Afghan politics, allegations have been labelled against him for links to Afghanistan's lucrative opium trade and private security firms.

American documents leaked by WikiLeaks late last year also revealed him as a corrupt drugs lord, but they always kept quiet in public on being younger brother of the president.

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