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Taliban claim assassination of Kandahar mayor

world Updated: Jul 27, 2011 14:00 IST
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The Taliban on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed the mayor of Kandahar, the group said in a text message to AFP.



The murder of Ghulam Haidar Hameedi is the latest in a string of political assassinations of allies of President Hamid Karzai in the critical southern region as some foreign troops begin to depart the almost 10-year conflict.

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