Afghan President Hamid Karzai survived an attempt on his life in the southern city of Kandahar Thursday just hours after a deadly car bomb explosion ripped through the downtown commercial district of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital.

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Profile: Hamid Karzai

Hamid Karzai, a 44-year-old Pashtun tribal leader, was sworn in Dec. 22 to lead Afghanistan's interim government -- the country's first official post-Taliban ruling body.

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