Citizen tortured and killed by Taliban for being Australian

AN AFGHAN Australian who was tortured and killed in Afghanistan while visiting relatives was targeted because he was Australian, authorities say.

Sayed Habib Musawi, 56, grew up in Helmand Province, in Afghanistan's south, and came to Australia by boat in 2000.

He held an Australian passport and citizenship and lived in Sydney's west with his family, who were brought to Australia in 2005.

Mr Musawi was killed last week during a trip to Afghanistan to visit his family.

He was returning to the capital, Kabul, after visiting relatives in Ghazni province. His body was found on the side of the road.

The ABC was told he was the only one pulled off a bus by Taliban militants.

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