Vice President Fahim Khan dies of natural causes…
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.