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Suicide Bomber Attacks Memorial for Afghan President’s Brother

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing five people during a memorial service for the assassinated half-brother of President Hamid Karzai. The Interior Ministry said Thursday’s blast killed the head of Kandahar province’s religious council, Hekmatullah Hekmat. A child was also killed and another 15 people were wounded, […]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Memorial for Afghan President’s Brother

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing five people during a memorial service for the assassinated half-brother of President Hamid Karzai. The Interior Ministry said Thursday’s blast killed the head of Kandahar province’s religious council, Hekmatullah Hekmat. A child was also killed and another 15 people were wounded, […]

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Suicide Bomber Attacks Memorial for Afghan President’s Brother

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, killing four people during a memorial service for the assassinated half-brother of President Hamid Karzai. The Interior Ministry said Thursday’s blast killed the head of Kandahar province’s religious council, Hekmatullah Hekmat. A child was also killed and another 15 people were wounded, […]

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Suicide Blast Kills 4 at Service for Afghan Leader’s Brother

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has attacked a mosque in the southern city of Kandahar, killing four people during a memorial service for the assassinated half-brother of President Hamid Karzai. The Interior Ministry said the attack Thursday killed the head of the provincial religious council and three others. Local officials said another 13 people […]

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Afghan President Mourns Slain Brother

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Grief-stricken Afghan President Hamid Karzai led thousands of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of his half-brother, a regional power broker who was assassinated a day earlier. President Karzai wept openly, and at one point, climbed into the grave to kiss the face of the slain Ahmad Wali Karzai during the burial in the family village […]

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Afghan President Mourns Slain Brother

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Grief-stricken Afghan President Hamid Karzai led thousands of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of his half-brother, a regional power broker who was assassinated a day earlier. President Karzai wept openly, and at one point, climbed into the grave to kiss the face of the slain Ahmad Wali Karzai during the burial in the family village […]

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Afghan President Mourns Slain Brother

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Grief-stricken Afghan President Hamid Karzai led thousands of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of his half-brother, a regional power broker who was assassinated a day earlier. President Karzai wept openly, and at one point, climbed into the grave to kiss the face of the slain Ahmad Wali Karzai during the burial in the family village […]

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Afghan President’s Slain Brother a Controversial Power Broker

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The younger half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was considered the most powerful figure in the southern province of Kandahar — the birthplace of the Taliban. Ahmad Wali Karzai’s role as chief of the Kandahar provincial council was largely consultative, but his power came from his tribal and family connections, as well as the wealth […]

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Afghan President’s Slain Brother a Controversial Power Broker

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 12:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The younger half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was considered the most powerful figure in the southern province of Kandahar — the birthplace of the Taliban. Ahmed Wali Karzai’s role as chief of the Kandahar provincial council was largely consultative, but his power came from his tribal and family connections, as well as the […]

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Half-Brother of Afghan President Karzai Assassinated

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been shot dead at his home in southern Kandahar province. President Karzai told reporters in Kabul the assassination of his younger brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai, represents the suffering of all Afghan people. Afghan officials say Wali Karzai was killed on Tuesday, likely by one of his […]

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