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Top US General Barely Escapes Deadly 'Afghan-on-Afghan' Attack

10-18-2018

CBN News has confirmed the top US general in Afghanistan barely escaped Thursday after an attack during a high-level security meeting at the Kandahar Palace.

US Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller was "uninjured in the attack, but three Americans were hurt in the crossfire and rushed to a hospital," Col. Knut Peters, a spokesman for the NATO troops in Afghanistan, told CBN News by phone. 

Col. Peters says one servicemember, one US Civilian, and 1 Coalition contractor was hurt.

Col. Peters says the attack appears to be Afghan-on-Afghan, noting the assailant was killed.

Afghan TV reported that members of the Kandahar province governor's elite guards began firing on Americans and Afghan officials during the meeting
 

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