Gunmen kill Karzai adviser, lawmaker
File photo of Jan Mohammad Khan, an advisor to Afghan President Karzai who was killed over the weekend. (Getty Photo)
July 17th, 2011
04:02 PM ET

Gunmen kill Karzai adviser, lawmaker

A key adviser of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a parliament member were killed Sunday in a home west of Kabul, officials said.
At least three attackers entered the home of Jan Mohammad Khan - the former governor of Uruzgan province - and killed him, his security detail and Uruzgan parliament member Hashim Watanwal, according to police and Gov. Khaudai Rahim.
One attacker was also killed.
Afghan Security Forces are currently engaged in a firefight with the remaining attackers, still raging at the former governor's home west of Kabul. FULL POST

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July 17th, 2011
02:11 PM ET

Egypt's Mubarak out of coma, hospital says

Hosni Mubarak, the onetime Egyptian strongman who was toppled by a popular uprising in February, has regained consciousness after lapsing into a coma Sunday, a top hospital official said.
The 83-year-old ex-ruler fell into a coma around noon (6 a.m. ET), Mubarak lawyer Farid El Deeb told CNN. Hospital officials later confirmed the report. But Mohamed Fathalla, the head of the Sharm el-Sheikh facility, told CNN that Mubarak had recovered by Sunday evening.
"He is now stable after suffering a coma that did not last long," Fathalla told CNN. FULL POST

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