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Afghanistan government under threat after second assassination in a week | The Guardian

The assassination of a close ally and mentor of Hamid Karzai a week after the killing of the president’s powerful half-brother has raised new questions over whether Afghanistan’s precarious power structure could collapse even before the departure of western combat troops in 2014.

Jan Muhammad Khan was killed when two gunmen stormed his walled compound in Kabul on Sunday night, holding off Afghan security forces until Monday morning. The attackers also gunned down an MP from Khan’s home province, Uruzgan, before being killed themselves.

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