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Azerbaijan , Baku, July 12 /Trend D. Khatinoglu /
The Afghani presidential office is beginning an investigation of the murder of the President's brother, Ahmad Wali Karzai , the deputy official spokesman of the President's office, Siyamek Herawi , told Trend over phone from Kabul.
He added that further details were not immediately available.
TV channel "Al Jazeera" reported earlier, referring to the governor of the Kandahar province that the president's brother Ahmad Wali Karzai was killed today in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
Ahmad Wali Karzai, who was an influential figure in the power structure of the Kandahar province, has been repeatedly accused by the Western media of producing and transporting drugs and having relations with a drug mafia of the eastern Afghan provinces.
E arlier assassination attempts on his life have been made but without injuries, RIA Novosti reported.