Karzai cousin assassinated in Afghanistan suicide attack

Hashmat Karzai, the influential cousin to outgoing President Hamid Karzai, died after a man detonated explosives at an Eid al-Fitr holiday gathering.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful cousin, a close ally of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani, was killed in a suicide bomb attack on Tuesday, officials said, deepening strains over an election marred by fraud and under a UN-monitored review.