Suicide attack kills Kandahar Police Chief 

Kandahar Police Chief Brigadier General Khan Mohammad Mujahid was killed Friday in a suicide attack at his headquarters in the provincial capital.

The suicide bomber was disguised as a policeman when he entered the highly secured building, gaining access to Mujahid’s office.  He detonated his suicide vest, hidden in his uniform, which led to numerous critical injuries of other officers in the area, according to reports in Afghanistan.

Mujahid was a critical leader to NATO operations in  the region. His authority in the area was an essential part of regaining control of the Taliban strong hold and providing security for one of Afghanistan’s main areas of business and trade.

Suicide bombings have increased exponentially this spring just as U.S. and allied forces have invested tens of millions of dollars in upgrading security in and around Kandahar. Others killed this spring in the onslaught of suicide bombings, include the District Chief of Arghandab and the deputy mayor of Kandahar city.

In 2009, then Kandahar Police Chief Matiullah Qati, was also killed by a suicide bomber outside of the attorney general’s office. Ten other police officers were also killed in that attack.

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