Top Afghan power broker killed in Kandahar shooting

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Abdul Raziq was controversial figure accused of rights abuses but seen as bulwark against Taliban

The most important power broker in southern Afghanistan has been shot dead along with at least one other senior official days before parliamentary elections, leaving a security vacuum in the Taliban’s heartland.

The gunman, part of the governor’s elite bodyguard, wiped out much of the leadership in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the insurgent group, as they emerged from a meeting.

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