Gen. Abdul Razeq, one of Afghanistan’s 🇦🇫 most #Powerful
security officials was killed when a bodyguard opened #Fire
following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar.
Gen. Scott Miller the #Top
U.S. 🇺🇸 commander in Afghanistan who had been at the #Meeting
with Razeq only moments earlier was #Not
injured in the attack. But the local commander of the NDS intelligence service & the Kandahar provincial governor Zalmay Wesa were also killed.
Officials said Razeq, Miller & the other officials were walking towards a landing zone as the #Helicopter
taking the US general’s party back to Kabul approached to land when the gunman who was #Waiting
outside opened fire on the group.
The Taliban claimed #Responsibility
for the attack saying they had targeted both Miller & Razeq, the police chief of Kandahar who had a #Fearsome
reputation as a ruthless opponent of the insurgents in their southern Afghan heartlands.
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