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Vice President Fahim Khan dies of natural causes…

March 9, 2014

Fahim Khan

Need to think about implications in slower time.  Don’t think this radically changes anything:


BBC One of Afghanistan’s two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes aged 57, a government spokesman has said.

The Afghan government has called for three days of mourning, during which flags will be flown at half-mast.

Marshal Fahim was a leader of the Tajik ethnic minority and a former warlord.

He was part of the alliance that ousted the Taliban in 2001 and served first as defence minister, before becoming vice-president in 2009.

President Hamid Karzai’s office told the Associated Press news agency that Marshal Fahim died from an illness.

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