Afghan guards kill Kandahar police chief in insider attack; US troops hurt

The Afghan media on Thursday reported that the Kandahar police chief was killed when members of the provincial governor's elite guards turned their guns on their own colleagues and American troops who were present at a high-level security meeting in the province.

Two American troops were also wounded in the shooting. However, General Scott Miller, the commander of US and Nato troops in Afghanistan, who was present at the meeting, remained unhurt in the incident.

Tolo TV says the police chief Abdul Raziq was killed while the Kandahar governor and another official were wounded.

Moreover, US Colonol Knut Peters, a spokesperson for the Nato troops in Afghanistan, says two Americans troops who were wounded have been medically evacuated.

Peters says initial reports indicate the original attacker is dead. He had no further information.

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