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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