Updated: 03/09/2014 16:10 | By Agence France-Presse

Afghan Vice President Fahim dies of natural causes

Afghan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, formerly one of the country's much-feared warlords, has died of natural causes, officials said Sunday, adding that three days of national mourning would be held.


Afghan Vice President Fahim dies of natural causes

Afghan Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, pictured in Kabul on September 22, 2011, has died of natural causes, officials say - by Shah Marai

"With deep sadness, the 1st vice president, Marshal M.Q. Fahim has passed away. May his soul rest in peace," presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi said on his Twitter account.

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