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March 09, 2014

Afghanistan's First Vice President Dies

by VOA News

An Afghan government spokesman says one of the country's two vice presidents, Field Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died at the age of 57.

The official said Fahim died of natural causes on Sunday. He added that three days of national mourning would be held.

Fahim was once a powerful warlord and had been a leading commander in the Northern Alliance, which fought the Taliban.