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Afghan guards kill police chief; US troops hurt

Afghan guards kill police chief; US troops hurt
Posted at 6:11 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 09:11:06-04

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan TV station says the Kandahar police chief was killed when members of the provincial governor's elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues and American troops who were present at a high-level security meeting in province.

Two American troops were also wounded in the shooting.

Gen. Scott Miller, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, who was present at Thursday's meeting, was unhurt in the incident.

Tolo TV says the police chef Abdul Raziq was killed while the Kandahar governor and another official were wounded.

U.S. Col. Knut Peters, a spokesman for the NATO troops in Afghanistan, says two Americans troops who were wounded have been medically evacuated.

Peters says initial reports indicate the original attacker is dead. He had no further information.