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Afghanistan: Karzai brother "killed by bodyguard"

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Afghanistan: Karzai brother "killed by bodyguard"

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The younger brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai has been killed in his own home.

Ahmad Wali Karzai (pictured) was considered to be one of the most powerful men in southern Afghanistan but was a controversial figure, accused of involvement in the drug trade.

A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province – where Ahmad Wali Karzai lived and was head of the provincial council – said he was killed inside his house, reportedly by one of his bodyguards.