Top American General In Afghanistan Survives Insider Attack That Wiped Out 3 Senior Afghan Officials

An apparent insider attack has essentially wiped out the top leadership of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.

Kandahar’s governor, Zalmay Wesa, police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, and intelligence chief were killed in the attack, according to The New York Times.

One of the governor’s bodyguards reportedly opened fire after a meeting at the governor’s office, according to Afghanistan’s TOLO News. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

American troops were also present at the meeting, to include the top American commander, Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller. He was uninjured in the attack, Col. Knut Peters, a Resolute Support spokesman, told Task & Purpose.

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“There was a situation at the Kandahar palace today. Initial reports indicate this was an Afghan-on-Afghan incident,” Peters said.

“Two Americans were wounded in the cross-fire and they have been medically evacuated.”

The Afghan Ministry of Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Task & Purpose.

This story will be updated.

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