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Friday, July 15, 2011

Killer of President Karzai’s brother hanged in public square

Sardar Mohammad, who shot dead Ahmad Wali Karzai, half-brother of Afghan President
Hamid Karzai, hangs from a building in Kandahar

Justice both swift and sure

This is the brutal lynching and public display of the close confidante who shot dead Ahmed Wali Karzai - the half-brother of president Hamid Karzai.

A group of men in plain clothes hung the corpse against the wall in Kandahar for around 20 minutes before they carried it away.

Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by the man who is said to have been from his own tribe and home town, whom he had traveled with and worked alongside for seven years.

President Karzai was joined by thousands of mourners at the funeral of his half brother.

The president, tribal leaders, government officials and others attended first a morning prayer service in the provincial capital, Kandahar, before traveling to the family's ancestral home village of Karz for the funeral.

A sea of mourners surged toward the grave as a large wooden coffin, adorned with red flowers was brought forward.

Helicopters circled overhead as the coffin was lowered into the earth.

Mr Karzai - surrounded by a ring of security men - was on the fringe of the throng of mourners, tears streaming down his cheeks.

The president approached the grave, climbed into it and had to be pulled out by his shoulders as his grief got the better of him.

Thousands of mourners attended the service along with Mr Karzai in
the family's ancestral village of Karz

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