Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

July 29, 2014 10:51 AM

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Karzai cousin killed in Afghan 'turban bomb' attack

KANDAHAR: A suicide attacker killed an influential cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday, officials said, raising tensions during a dispute over election results that will determine the country's new leader as US-led troops withdraw.

Hashmat Karzai was a campaign manager in the southern province of Kandahar for Ashraf Ghani, one of the two presidential candidates involved in a bitter stand-off that threatens to trigger worsening ethnic instability.

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