One of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials has been killed while two Americans and an Afghan governor were injured in a shooting at a high-level security meeting in Afghanistan, attended by top US commander General Scott Miller.
Officials said General Miller escaped unhurt after a burst of gunfire in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar on Thursday, but Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Razeq was killed.
Meanwhile, Kandahar Governor Zalmai Wesa was seriously injured. Officials said one of Wesa’s bodyguards opened fire as he came out of the meeting in his office with Miller, Razeq and other officials.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying both Miller and Razeq, who had a fearsome reputation as an enemy of the militant group, were targeted.
Miller took command of US forces and NATO troops in Afghanistan last month. NATO spokesman Colonel Knut Peters confirmed…