This is the brutal lynching and public display of the close confidante who shot dead Ahmed Wali Karzai - the half-brother of president Hamid Karzai.
A group of men in plain clothes hung the corpse against the wall in Kandahar for around 20 minutes before they carried it away.
Ahmed Wali Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by the man who is said to have been from his own tribe and home town, whom he had travelled with and worked alongside for seven years.
Brutal: Sardar Mohammad, who shot dead Ahmad Wali Karzai, half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, hangs from a building in Kandahar
Grief-stricken: Afghan President Hamid Karzai bows his head during the memorial service for his half brother Ahmad Wali Karzai
Assassinated: Thousands of mourners attended the service along with Mr Karzai in the family's ancestral village of Karz
President Karzai was joined by thousands of mourners at the funeral of his half brother.
The president, tribal leaders, government officials and others attended first a morning prayer service in the provincial capital, Kandahar, before travelling to the family's ancestral home village of Karz for the funeral.
A sea of mourners surged toward the grave as a large wooden coffin, adorned with red flowers was brought forward.
Helicopters circled overhead as the coffin was lowered into the earth.
Mr Karzai - surrounded by a ring of security men - was on the fringe of the throng of mourners, tears streaming down his cheeks.
The president approached the grave, climbed into it and had to be pulled out by his shoulders as his grief got the better of him.
Shock: Afghans cover the grave of Ahmad Wali Karzai with earth after he was shot dead by one of his own bodyguards
Security concerns: Ahmed Wali Karzai was head of the provincial council in Kandahar - an area still heavily influenced by the Taliban
Loss: Shah Wali Karzai, left, the younger brother of Ahmad Wali Karzai, arrives for the funeral
Shortly after the funeral in Karz, Mr Karzai held a press conference in the provincial capital.
He said: 'My message for them (the Taliban) is that my countrymen, my brothers, should stop killing their own people.
'It is easy to kill and everyone can do it, but the real man is the one who can save people's lives.'
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Wali Karzai's killing, but Afghan officials have said it is unclear whether he was shot by insurgents or died as a result of an internal dispute.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that insurgent fighters killed Wali Karzai because he cooperated with British, U.S. and Canadian forces in the south.
He said: 'He was aligned with foreign occupiers,' before describing him as a 'puppet' of the West and claiming he was on the CIA payroll.
Killed: Ahmad Wali Karzai, right, was extremely influential in the south of Afghanistan
Tributes: Bismillah Muhammadi, Afghan Interior Minister, and General Sher Muhammad Karimi - the country's army chief - were also at the funeral
Alert: Police check vehicles near the house of Ahmad Wali Karzai in Kandahar. The assassin shot him in the head and chest, before being gunned down by other bodyguards
Attack: The body of the assassin is covered up. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the killing, saying Ahmad Wali Karzai was cooperating with the West
Vacuum: Mr Karzai gave a press conference after the funeral, in which he attacked the Taliban for killing their own people
Walid Karzai had denied working for the CIA or having profited from the illegal seizure of government and private land - another Taliban claim.
His death has left a dangerous power vacuum in the south as the Afghan government pursues peace talks with insurgents ahead of a U.S. troop withdrawal.
The international military coalition has few friends of stature in the province and none with the influence of Mr Karzai's half brother - considered a master operator and the uncrowned 'king' of Kandahar.
Without his sibling, the president will struggle to find an ally resourceful and ruthless enough to balance alliances with tribal and political leaders, drug runners and militias in a province where the Taliban still holds much influence.
Rustam Shah, former Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan, said Wali Karzai's death exposed the fragility of the security infrastructure in the southern provinces, particularly Kandahar.
He said: 'It will be a big blow to the government's image in the Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
'The president will have to be very careful to move quickly to consolidate and maintain his power structure in Kandahar.'
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