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Hashim Karzai dies of injuries in Indian hospital

Hashim Karzai dies of injuries in Indian hospital

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Jan 16, 2017 - 15:29

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Businessman Hashim Karzai, a cousin of former president Hamid Karzai, on Monday died in an Indian hospital of injuries he had sustained in Tuesday’s bomb attack in southern Kandahar province.

The spokesman for Kandahar governor, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Hashim Karzai succumbed to his wounds on Monday morning in India.

His body would be brought to Kandahar and would be buried here.

The bomb blast in a guesthouse inside the governor’s house in Kandahar City, the provincial capital, killed eleven people and injured 18 others.

A nephew of Zeenat Karzai, the wife of Hamid Karzai, Dr. Yama Qureishi, who served as a diplomat at the Afghanistaninfo-icon Embassy in the US was among the dead.

The Kandahar governor and the UAE ambassador to Afghanistan were among the injured. The governor was among several others taken to India for treatment.

Khpalwak said he talked to Governor Humayun Azizi over the telephone on Monday and the governor would soon talk to the media about his condition.

The UAE ambassador had arrived in Kandahar to inaugurate an orphanage. He and several other UAE diplomats were guests of the governor when the bomb blast took place, killing five UAE diplomats among several other local influential figures, including the deputy governor of Kandahar, Abdul Ali Shamsi.

The dead also included Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon member from northern Jawzjan province Baz Mohammad Jawzjani, Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon member from Faryab Sirajuddin Safari, five UAE diplomats and their Afghan translators.

Kandahar security officials have accused Pakistaninfo-icon and the Haqqani networkinfo-icon of carrying out the attack. However, the Talibaninfo-icon had denied hand in the attack.

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