Kandahar Mayor Killed by a Suicide Bomb Hidden in a Turban


Ghulam Haider Hamidi’s death comes just two weeks after Hamid Karzai’s brother was assassinated by his own security guard in the city, and at a time when there was already a “dangerous power vacuum” in the region. The bomb was detonated by one of a group of city elders with whom the mayor was meeting. [Guardian]