Taliban claims assassination of Karzai brother

AFP , Tuesday 12 Jul 2011

Taliban declares the assassination of President Karzai's younger brother as one of its biggest achievements in nearly a decade of war

Taliban claim assassination of Karzai brother, Photo by (Reuters)

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assassination of President Hamid Karzai's younger brother on Tuesday, calling it "one of our biggest achievements" in nearly a decade of war.

Taliban spokesman Usuf Ahmadi told AFP by telephone that the group had recently assigned a gunman to kill Ahmed Wali Karzai, a hugely powerful and controversial figure in the Afghan south.

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