Afghanistan President's brother assasinated

Afghanistan President's brother assasinated

POSTED: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 8:07am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 8:08am

Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half brother was assassinated today at his home in Southern Afghanistan.

The death of Ahmed Wali Karzai was confirmed by a Senior Afghan Government Official.

Karzai's half brother was the head of the Kandahar Provincial Council and recently had become a political liability for the Karzai Government.

Ahmed Wali Karzai was a lightning rod for criticism of all that is wrong with the Afghan Government... but despite this Hamid Karzai repeatedly defended him, denouncing accusations that his brother was involved in criminal activities.

Ahmed Wali Karzai has been the target of multiple assassination attempts.

A Taliban spokesman confirmed that they attacked Karzai's half brother's compound.

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