Skip to comments.NATO General injured in suicide attack in Afghanistan
Posted on 05/28/2011 11:27:05 PM PDT by Nachum
Two German soldiers also killed in a blast that took the life of a powerful Afghan police chief.
Major General Markus Kneip, who commands Nato forces in the northern part of Afghanistan, received wounds that were severe but not life-threatening. Very few high-ranking international military officers have become casualties in Afghanistan since the conflict there began in 2001.
General Mohammed Daoud Daoud was a controversial and powerful figure who had served as deputy minister of the interior for narcotics before being posted as police chief in the north. He was a former bodyguard of the guerrilla leader Ahmed Shah Massoud who was killed by suicide bombers in 2001.
A Taliban spokesman said that "killing high-ranking officials will continue ... They will not achieve their aims."
Mujeebullah Rahman, the deputy director of the local council in the province of Takhar, where the attack took place, told the Observer that it happened at around 4pm when a meeting called to discuss local security operations was ending. "The bomber was waiting in the corridor, wearing the uniform of an Afghan policeman," Rahman said, raising concerns that local security forces had been infiltrated.
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Happening at least twice a week here...