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Karzai's cousin killed in Afghanistan attack

Police said Hashmat Karzai was killed when he was greeting visitors, arriving at his home to celebrate Eid
Death of Hashmat Karzai, who managed presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani’s campaign, seen as blow to stability efforts. 8 more words

Suicide bomber kills Afghan president's cousin

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under his turban, a provincial official said. 357 more words

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Afghan official says cousin of President Karzai assassinated

KABUL, Afghanistan – An Afghan official says a suicide bomber, his explosives hidden inside his turban, has assassinated the cousin of President Hamid Karzai.

Dawa Khan Minapal, the spokesman for the governor of southern Kandahar province, says the attack took place on Tuesday morning in Karz district. 88 more words

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Taliban claims attack on police official

A demonstration in Kabul on Friday condemned the recent killing of civilians in Taliban attacks
Six fighters killed during raid in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district, a day after massacre of Shia Hazaras in Ghor. 12 more words

Elections in 2015?

The focus of most of the pieces here has been the elections of 2014 and with the current state of uncertainty, there is certainly still much to be decided. 791 more words

Democracy is about more than elections for Afghanistan

With John Kerry’s announcement that the two men vying to be the next Afghan president had both consented to a full audit of the election results, it was official: the United States was now in control of Afghanistan’s electoral process. 547 more words

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Afghan billboard advertising voting, women voting, and soldiers By Todd Huffman [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

' Hamid Karzai Motorcade Attacked by Militants '

#AceBreakingNews – AFGHANISTAN (Kabul) – July 17 – According to preliminary reports, four presidential bodyguards were wounded as several militants attacked motorcade of… 60 more words

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