Karzai to investigate cousin’s killing

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KABUL (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he has asked the interior ministry to investigate the killing of one of his young relatives in what was reportedly a family feud.

Eighteen-year-old Waheed Karzai was shot to death in October in Karz, the president’s hometown. He was the son of the president’s cousin Yar Mohammad Karzai.

The New York Times this week quoted relatives as saying the believed the killing was vengeance for a so-called honor killing allegedly committed by Yar Mohammad Karzai three decades ago.

Karzai said that the investigation will show whether the killing was “intentional or something else.”

Karzai made the remarks at a news conference Tuesday with NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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