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  • Ghulam Haider Hamidi, the mayor of Kandahar, Afghanistan, was assassinated Wednesday by a suicide bomber who hid explosives in his turban. His death is the third killing of a Karzai associate in a little more than two weeks. On July 12, Ahmed Wali Karzai was gunned down in his home in Kandahar by a close associate, dealing a blow to President Hamid Karzai's support system. (Associated Press)

    Suicide bomber kills Kandahar mayor in Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber hiding explosives in his turban assassinated the mayor of Kandahar on Wednesday, just two weeks after President Hamid Karzai's powerful half-brother was slain in the southern province that is critical to the U.S.-led war effort.


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