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Top U.S. General ‘Uninjured’ in Kandahar Attack That Killed Afghan General

The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan survived an attack Thursday in the southern province of Kandahar in which a legendary Afghan police general and the local intelligence chief were killed, and two Americans were wounded, officials said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and indicated Gen. Scott Miller, who commands U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, and Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq were the intended targets.

A bodyguard for Kandahar’s governor opened fire at a compound where senior officials had met to discuss the security situation in the south, Agha Lalai Dastagiri, Kandahar’s deputy governor told Stars and Stripes.

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