3 Top Afghan Leaders Killed in Attack That Misses U.S. Commander

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — In one of the most devastating Taliban assassination strikes of the Afghan war, the entire top leadership of Kandahar Province was wiped out on Thursday in an attack that missed the top American commander, Gen. Austin S. Miller.

The gunfire in Kandahar City killed the region’s powerful police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, as well as the provincial governor and intelligence chief, and wounded three Americans, Afghan officials said.

Agha Lalay Datagiri, the deputy governor of Kandahar, confirmed the deaths of General Raziq, Gov. Zalmai Wesa, and the province’s intelligence chief, Gen. Abdul Momin. The American military released a statement confirming that General Miller was not hurt, and that three Americans had been wounded.

Full article: New York Times