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  1. Gezza

     /  October 19, 2018

    US General targeted in Khandahar attack which killed Top Afghan General

    Abdul Raziq was one of the most powerful figures in the Afghan security apparatus

    Aljazeera tv reports:
    4.30 am NZ Time
    The leadership of Afghanistan’s Kandahar has been assassinated in a brazen gun attack claimed by the Taliban, leaving a power vacuum in the crucial province ahead of Saturday’s elections.

    General Abdul Raziq, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful security officials, was killed, along with Governor Zalmai Wesa and a local NDS intelligence commander, when a bodyguard opened fire after a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province, officials said.

    General Scott Miller, the top US commander in Afghanistan who had been at the meeting with Raziq only moments earlier, was uninjured in the attack.

    In their claim of responsibility, the Taliban said they had targeted both Miller and Raziq, who had a fearsome reputation as a ruthless opponent of the armed group.

  2. Blazer

     /  October 19, 2018

  3. Patzcuaro

     /  October 19, 2018

    Bankys hard at work in the UK