KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- President Hamid Karzai's government Monday asked international peacekeepers to help track down the killers of a vice president gunned down over the weekend in the heart of the capital.
Vice President Abdul Qadir, a Cabinet minister and governor of Nangarhar province, was shot dead Saturday along with a son-in-law by two gunmen as he was leaving his office in Kabul. The gunmen escaped.
"The transitional government of Afghanistan, at today's meeting, has decided to seek the help of ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) in the investigation of the assassination," Karzai's spokesman, Sayed Fazel Akbar, told The Associated Press.
This was done "to ensure impartial, just and professional investigation so that criminals can be brought to justice as soon as possible," he said.
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