U.S. warns Karzai's brother could become target

KABUL Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:58am IST

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KABUL (Reuters) - The United States has warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai's half-brother he could be targeted if he were ever found to be providing arms or assistance to insurgents, a senior U.S. military official said on Monday.

"I'd like him out of there," the official said on condition of anonymity of Ahmad Wali Karzai, who heads Kandahar's provincial council.

"We'd rather not have a guy like that down there because he's so divisive. But there's nothing that we can do unless we can link him to the insurgency, then we can put him on the (target list) and capture and kill him," the official said.

(Reporting by Adam Entous; editing by Alison Williams)

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