Taliban claims responsibility for killing Hamid Karzaiís adviser

Kabul, July 18(ANI): The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the overnight killing of Jan Mohammad Khan, one of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's top advisers, in Kabul.

"We killed Jan Mohammad Khan. We made him pay for his deeds," The Nation quoted a Taliban spokesman, as saying.

Khan was killed in the attack that the Afghan Interior Ministry said was carried out by two assailants.

The assassination comes less than a week after Karzai's half-brother Ahmed Wali Karzai was shot dead by a close friend at his home in Kandahar, in an attack also claimed by the Taliban.

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