Gunmen attack top Karzai aide in Kabul

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Posted: Jul 17, 2011 1:23 PM

KABUL (Reuters) - A group of armed men attacked the home of a senior aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on Sunday night, and are believed to have killed him, a top policeman and a senior member of parliament said.

"Two or three gunmen attacked the home of Jan Mohammad. Initial indications are that he has been killed," the Head of the Criminal Investigations Unit at the Ministry of the Interior, Mohammad Zaher, told Reuters.

The attack comes just days after the assassination of President Hamid Karzai's powerful and controversial brother by a trusted associate in the southern city of Kandahar.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi, editing by Emma Graham-Harrison)