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Frud Bezhan @FrudBezhan
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BREAKING: I can confirm that Kandahar's police chief, governor, and intelligence chief have all been killed. This is a huge blow. #Afghanistan
UPDATE 1: My source tells me the #Kandahar governor's bodyguards turned their guns on their own colleagues and U.S. military officials.

Two Americans wounded and evacuated. Top U.S. commander in #Afghanistan present but unhurt, says NATO.
UPDATE 2: #Kandahar police chief and the intelligence head were killed immediately in the attack; governor died of injuries in hospital, my source says.

3 Americans, including a soldier, civilian and contractor, were wounded and had been evacuated, NATO says. #Afghanistan
UPDATE 3: #Kandahar attack has wiped out the entire security leadership of #Afghanistan's second city.

That the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan was at the same meeting and could have been killed is simply mind-boggling.

Hard to overstate the significance of this attack.
UPDATE 4: Killing of #Kandahar’s powerful police chief has plunged southern #Afghanistan into crisis and potential chaos.

Highlights how fragile security is in Afghanistan, where power is wielded by regional strongmen, not the state.
UPDATE 5: Killing of #Kandahar's General Raziq significant because:
1. He was one of last stalwarts against Taliban in #Afghanistan
2. Key to making sure battlefield did not tilt in Taliban’s favor before peace settlement
3. Most significant military victory for Taliban in yrs
UPDATE 6: #Kandahar’s governor was said to have been killed by many sources. Last night he was in critical condition fighting for his life after being shot. But it appears he will pull through

Fate of Afghan regional army commander caught up in attack still unknown. #Afghanistan
UPDATE 7: My story on the ramifications of the #Kandahar attack and General Raziq’s killing is up.… #Afghanistan

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