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Vacuum to follow hit on Oruzgan warlord backed by Australian Diggers

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The Australian, 20 March 2015

A short quote by AAN’s Thomas Ruttig on the assassination of Uruzgan police chief and ‘strongman’ Matiullah in Kabul:

Thomas Ruttig from the ­Afghan Analyst’s Network said his assassination reflected a possible weakening of Karzai’s once-all powerful Popalzai tribe (to which Khan belonged).

(I also said, but this was not printed, that some people might think that this network has become more vulnerable, after the end of Karzai’s presidency – but that it is also possible that it is just the latest case of a long series of assassinations.)