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Top Afghan official killed in shooting, US general unhurt

2018-10-18 16:57
Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan's most powerful security officials, was killed on Thursday (October 18) when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor's compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Razeq only moments earlier, was uninjured in the attack, but the local commander of the NDS intelligence service was killed and the provincial governor was severely wounded. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they had targeted both Miller and Razeq, who had a fearsome reputation as a ruthless opponent of the insurgents.