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Monday, January 27, 2014
Afghan Warlord Ismail Khan Escapes Assassination
An assassination attempt by a suicide bomber against the warlord Ismail Khan failed. This is not the first time that the 'elder statesman' from western Afghanistan has escaped death by suicide bomber. Ismail Khan is a former minister for water and energy and is currently running in the 2014 Afghan elections as one of two vice presidents with presidential candidate Abdul Rab Rasoul Sayyaf (also a former warlord). Rad more in "Afghan ex-minister escapes assassination attempt", Bloomberg Businessweek News, January 24, 2104.