Victoria Nuland, US State Dept
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US condemns Karzai's murder

The United States has condemned the murder of Ahmad Wali Karzai, the half-brother of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai.

Mr Karzai had been a vital figure in Nato's battle against the Taliban, governing the organisation's home region of Kandahar.

The US State Department's Victoria Nuland also expressed the government's condolences to Mr Karzai's family.

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