Agencia EFEMarch 9, 2014 21:46
Kabul, Mar 9 (EFE).- Afghan First Vice President Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim died early Sunday of a heart attack, an official source said. He was 56.
The announcement was made by Aimal Faizi, the spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in a statement to the Tolo local television channel.
Faizi called the late vice president the "first voice of President Karzai."
The Afghan president decreed three days of national mourning for Marshal Fahim, whom he described in a communique as a "great patriot and mujahideen, whose death is a great loss for Afghanistan."