The brutal execution was carried out in full public view by a group of men who hanged the man in a public square in Kandahar and later hung the corpse against a wall for a good 20 minutes before being removed. The matter was reported in the Daily Mail.
Initial reports suggested that Ahmed was killed by his own bodyguard. But further reports revealed that the guard was from Karzai's own tribe and home town. He was working for Karzai for seven years. The funeral was attended by thousands of mourners along with the President Hamid Karzai.
The funeral was attended by government officials, tribal leaders, and others from the province. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination, however, Afghan officials have not verified whether he was shot by insurgents or the attack was the result of an internal dispute. Meanwhile, the spokesman for Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid stated that Ahmed was killed because of his close co-operation with British, US and Canadian forces in the South.