** FILE ** An Afghan soldier takes position under a huge poster of Afghan President Hamid Karzai with his late brother Ahmad Wali Karzai, during a gun battle with militants in Kabul, Afghanistan on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
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)
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The lifeless body of Sardar Mohammad, who assassinated Ahmed Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghanistan's president, hangs briefly from a building Tuesday in Charso Chowk, Kandahar province.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (center) attends the burial Wednesday of half brother Ahmed Wali Karzai in his family's ancestral village of Karz in Kandahar province. The president's half brother was assassinated at his home Tuesday.