President Hamid Karzai’s powerful half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of deep-rooted corruption within the Afghan government, was assassinated Tuesday by a bodyguard at his home in southern Afghanistan.
Ahmed Wali Karzai, the head of the Kandahar provincial council, was shot twice — once in the head and once in the chest, according to hospital officials.
What a thing to happen at such a volatile point in the Afghan war. It will be interesting to hear the accusations, rumors and conspiracy theorists in Afghanistan over the next few days.
It will also be interesting to see how this will affect the relationship between the US and Afghanistan this year now that Wali is out of the picture. He has been an issue on several topics between the two countries.