Military Capabilities

Kandahar police chief reportedly killed in attack

18 October 2018

The head of police in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar has reportedly been killed in a shooting on 18 October following a meeting held at the residence of the provincial governor that was also attended by US Army General Austin Miller, the commander of the NATO-led ‘Resolute Support’ mission and US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A).

Local media outlets reported that Kandahar governor Zalmai Wesa and the local head of the National Directorate of Security were also wounded in the incident, but provided no further details on their current condition.

US Colonel Knut Peters, a spokesperson for ‘Resolute Support’, told Jane’s that Gen Miller was uninjured in the attack but that three other US citizens “were wounded in the cross-fire and have been medically evacuated”.

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