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Saturday, 6 July, 2002, 14:53 GMT 15:53 UK
In pictures: Killing of Afghan minister
Assassins have ambushed and shot dead Haji Abdul Qadir, an Afghan vice-president, in the latest attack on a member of the new central government.

Haji Abdul Qadir
Haji Abdul Qadir - appointed Public Works Minister in June's loya jirga - was leaving his office when he was attacked

An Afghan policeman looks at the ambushed car
Gunmen burst from bushes, fired at the minister and then escaped in a car

A German soldier seen through the shattered windscreen
More than 30 bullets smashed the windows of the car

Bloodied seats inside the ambushed car
Mr Qadir was shot in the head; his driver was also killed

An Afghan security officer with a grenade launcher
The minister's guards were arrested and security was stepped up after the shooting


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06 Jul 02 | South Asia
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