Afghanistan: Heightened security after Kandahar attack kills three top officials

Heavy army presence was seen on the streets of Kandahar on Friday, following the Taliban-claimed attack that killed three Kandahar top officials including the provincial police chief. Armed soldiers and army vehicles were deployed at the area around the site of the attack, which was later claimed by the Taliban. Afghan guards reportedly opened fire on a high-profile meeting in Kandahar which... Еще included NATO and US forces commander in Afghanistan Austin S. Miller and Kandahar's governor Zalmay Wesa resulting to the death of Wesa along with police chief General Abdul Raziq and a local NDS chief. Three US citizens were also wounded during the shooting. The attack comes days ahead the elections on Saturday.

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