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Afghan Police Chief in Kandahar Killed After Meeting With U.S. Commander

Afghan Police Chief in Kandahar Killed After Meeting With U.S. Commander by Mujib Mashal – New York Times

Gen. Abdul Raziq, the powerful police chief of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, long seen as a bulwark against the Taliban, was killed on Thursday, Afghan officials confirmed.

He was shot and killed as he was leaving a meeting in Kandahar City that was also attended by the commander of American forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin S. Miller, and the rest of the provincial leadership.

“General Miller is uninjured,” the American military said in a statement. Two Americans were wounded.

Reports about the fate of the governor of the province, Zalmai Wesa, and the provincial chief of intelligence were contradictory. Some officials suggested both had also been killed, while others said the intelligence chief was dead and the governor wounded…

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