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Kandahar: Assassination capital of Afghanistan

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BBC, 29 October 2012
In Kandahar, more than 500 targeted assassinations have taken place over the past 10 years, writes Dawood Azami, and adds that ‘these killings have become a weekly, if not daily, occurrence in recent years’. The targets include high-ranking politicians, provincial police chiefs, mayors, district governors, village and religious elders, as well as teachers, doctors and other civilians ‘seen as supporters of the Afghan government and Nato’. Analysts believe those carried out in Kandahar could be more than the total number of killings in the rest of Afghanistan combined.


Kandahar Killings