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Ahmad Wali Taheri, Afghan Prosecutor Linked To Karzai, Killed By Gunmen

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Afghanistan policeman stand guard during an Ashura ceremony in Herat on November 24, 2012. (Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

KABUL, Afghanistan — Officials say gunmen have killed an Afghan prosecutor with ties to President Hamid Karzai in the latest attack targeting those linked to the government.

Police Chief Rahmatullah Safi says prosecutor Ahmad Wali Taheri was killed on Wednesday in western Herat province.

Taheri was the brother of Karzai's adviser on national security, Rangin Dafdar Spanta.

Karzai condemned the slaying in a statement. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing but Safi, the police chief, says four suspects have been arrested.

The Taliban have said they will target government officials and anyone working for the Afghan administration.

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