Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Afghanistan’s first vice president, dies at 57

By Kevin Sieff, Sayed Salahuddin, March 9, 2014

KABUL — Afghanistan’s first vice president, Mohammad Qasim Fahim, a polarizing leader whose political and military career spanned the Soviet War and the American invasion, died Sunday. He was 57.

He died of an undisclosed illness, according to Afghanistan’s presidential palace.

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