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Suicide bomber kills cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Suicide bomber kills cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai

A suicide bomber killed Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s cousin Tuesday morning in Kandahar province, officials said. A spokesman for Karzai confirmed the attack, and said the president condemns the killing. He added in a statement: “Afghans die every day in terrorist attacks in the country and the president’s family is no exception.” Hashmat Karzai was greeting visitors at his home for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr when an attacker blew himself up while embracing Karzai, the Associated Press reported, citing a provincial government official. According to the AP, Hashmat Karzai was a major supporter of the Afghan president and was instrumental in the...

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