Jan Mohammad Khan, former governor of southern Uruzgan province and a key ally of Afghan President, was killed in an attack that was still ongoing, according to Afghan news channel Tolo TV.
The killing comes within a week after the president’s brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated by one of his security guards at his home in the southern province of Kandahar.
“He (Khan) was very close to Karzai. He was as important as AWK (Ahmed Wali Karzai),” said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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