Shooting kills police chief in southern Afghanistan

Incident takes place outside Kandahar governor’s office after local security officials’ meeting with US commander

Shooting kills police chief in southern Afghanistan

The police chief in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province was killed in a shooting incident on Thursday, local media reported.

Gen. Abdul Raziq got killed due to gunfire allegedly shot by the guards of the provincial governor, local Tolo News said in a report.

The incident took place outside the provincial governor’s office in Kandahar city moments after U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Austin Scott Miller’s left the office via a helicopter, following his meeting with local security officials.

A number of other local officials also sustained injuries, the report said.

Meanwhile,  Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a statement, , Qari Yosuf Ahmadi, the Taliban spokesman, said Gen. Miller and Gen. Raziq were their targets.