Below is an unedited statement from the Afghanistan Taliban.
KANDAHAR, July. 12 – Reports arriving from Kandahar province say that a few moments earlier at around 11:00 am, Ahmad Wali Karzai (Kandahar provincial council leader) was gunned down and killed by his body guard who was in contact with Mujahideen.
Reports say that the younger brother of the stooge Hamid Karzai, Ahmad Wali, was killed when his body guard, Sardar Muhammad the son of Mawlawi Sultan Muhammad and the resident of Zakir Sharif area of Kandahar city opened fire on him.
It is said that the body guard was later martyred by Karzai’s other guards.
The killing of Ahmad Wali Karzai is considered as one of the most successful attacks carried out by Mujahideen since the beginning of Operation Badr.