July 27th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

2010 interview with Kandahar mayor

Ghulam Haidar Hamidi, the mayor of Afghanistan's Kandahar city, was killed in a suicide bomb attack Wednesday, the latest in a series of recent high-profile assassinations the Taliban have taken responsibility for.

The mayor was killed during a city hall meeting in the provincial capital when explosives detonated inside the turban of his attacker, according to Zalmai Ayoubi, a spokesman for the Kandahar governor's office.

In 2010, CNN's Jill Dougherty got a behind-the-scenes look at the mayor and city hall:

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  1. Dan from Detroit, MI

    I wonder just how did the C.I.A. pay this mayor Ghulam Haidar Hamidi before he was assasinated. That, I guess the right-wing media will never tell.

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