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Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bomb attack

Reuters, Kabul
Hashmat Karzai
Hashmat Karzai

President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed on Tuesday in a suicide bomb attack at his home, the office of the southern province of Kandahar said.

Hashmat Karzai was hosting an event at his house for the Eid al-Fitr holiday when a man set of hidden explosives. No one else was killed, the governor's office said.

Published: 2:21 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Last modified: 7:45 pm Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TAGS: Afghanistan Hamid Karzai suicide bomb Hashmat Karzai

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