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Officials at Mirwais Hospital in Kandahar confirmed that Ahmad Wali Karzai — the current head of the provincial council of Kandahar — has been officially pronounced dead.
Afghan government officials told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that Ahmad Wali Karzai was shot dead by gunmen who were among his own body guards.
Those officials say the deputy chief of the Kandahar Provincial Council, Amir Lalai, also was shot dead in the attack. Afghan police say the shooters fled after the killings.