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Killing of senior figures keeps Afghanistan on the brink

The assassination of the younger brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar has dealt another blow to a beleaguered government still reeling from a series of killings that have targeted a number of top officials.

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The assassination of the younger brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai in the southern city of Kandahar has dealt another blow to a beleaguered government still reeling from a series of killings that have targeted a number of top officials.

Ahmad Wali Karzai, the head of Kandahar’s provincial council and de facto governor of the restless Taliban stronghold, was shot dead by his own head of security last Tuesday inside a heavily-fortified compound.

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