July 18, 2011

Kabul – A close aide of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and an influential figure in southern Afghanistan was shot dead in his Kabul home Sunday night, the Interior Ministry said.

Jan Mohammad Khan, Karzai’s tribal adviser and a former governor, was killed in the attack, Seddiq Seddiqi, the ministry’s spokesman said.

The attackers also killed Hashim Watanwal, a member of lower house of the Afghan parliament, Seddiqi said, adding one attacker had been killed by police.

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