Afghan Taliban 'release photo' of militant who killed security chief, governor

The militants had claimed responsibility for the attack in Kandahar


News Desk October 19, 2018
Raza Muhammad. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Samiyousafzai

Afghan Taliban have reportedly released details of the bodyguard who gunned down one of most powerful security commander and the governor police chief in Kandahar on Thursday.



Saturday’s parliamentary election in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar will be delayed by a week following the attack.

The decision to suspend the vote in Kandahar province was taken over the objections of some officials who warned that any delay would threaten the whole process and hand the Taliban a major propaganda victory.

General Abdul Raziq: The Afghan 'torturer in chief' killed in insider attack

The election had been seen as a major test of the government’s credibility and ability to organise a nationwide ballot ahead of the more important presidential election next April.

On Thursday, General Abdul Raziq was killed when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in Kandahar.

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, but the local commander of the NDS intelligence service and the Kandahar provincial governor Zalmay Wesa were also killed.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they had targeted both Miller and Raziq, who had a fearsome reputation as a ruthless opponent of the insurgents.

COMMENTS (1)

Bunny Rabbit | 2 years ago | Reply He looks like a child crying for help . Caught in a quagmire of violence / unclear future .. what else can he do ... poor thing ...
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