Taliban Claims Killing of Top Afghan General and U.S. Ally Gen. Raziq

HeadlineOct 19, 2018

In Afghanistan, the Taliban is claiming responsibility for an attack that killed top Afghan General Abdul Raziq along with a top intelligence chief, in the southern province of Kandahar. Top U.S. General Scott Miller was also a target of the attack but survived uninjured. General Raziq was seen by U.S. forces as essential in maintaining a level of stability in Kandahar. Raziq has also been accused of corruption, drug smuggling and major human rights abuses including killings and torture. The killings have prompted the delay of an upcoming parliamentary vote in Kandahar.

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