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Former Afghan king Mohd Zahir Shah dies

Shah ruled Afghanistan from 1933 until he was deposed in 1973 and lived in exile before returning home in 2002.
Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Kabul
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2007 04:03 PM IST

Former Afghan King Mohammad Zahir Shah has died aged 93, the private Afghan television network Tolo said on Monday.

Shah ruled Afghanistan from 1933 until he was deposed in 1973 and lived in exile in Italy before returning home in 2002.

"The former King Mohammad Zahir Shah has died," the private Tolo TV station said.

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