Gen. Raziq’s brother appointed as new police chief of Kandahar

The brother of the former police chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq has been appointed as the new police chief of southern Kandahar province.

Tadeen Khan, the brother of Gen. Abdul Raziq, was introduced as the new police chief of the province during an event organized in the Police Commandment of Kandahar today.

Gen. Raziq lost his life in an attack carried out by a gunman in Kandahar province last Thursday.

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Kandahar police chief Gen. Raziq killed in armed attack

The provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq and the province’s intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin were killed on Thursday when a bodyguard opened fire following a meeting in the governor’s compound in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said.

According to the security officials, the governor of Kandahar, Gen. Zalmay Wesa and three Americans; a service member and two civilians’ workers were wounded in the shooting.

It was members of Wesa’s elite guard unit who turned their guns on their colleagues.

In a telephone interview, the spokesman for the Taliban in Afghanistan’s southern region, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, said the Taliban carried out the attack.

He said Washington’s top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller was the target and said Raziq, the governor and the intelligence chief were killed.

Officials said Razeq, Miller and the other officials were walking toward a landing zone as the helicopter taking the U.S. general’s party back to Kabul approached to land when the gunman, who was waiting outside, opened fire on the group.

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Ata Mohammad Noor met with Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Raziq in Kabul

The Chief Executive of Jamiat Islami Ata Mohammad Noor met with the police chief of southern Kandahar province General Abdul Raziq in Kabul.

Noor said he held talks on some key national issues during his meeting with Gen. Raziq in Kabul.

According to Noor, the lawmaker representing Nangarhar in Lower House of the Parliament Haji Hazrat Ali had also participated in the meeting.

He said the meeting focused on the situation of the country, upcoming elections of the parliament and districts councils, future programs, and presidential elections.

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Gen Raziq Calls On People to Vote in Upcoming Elections

Kandahar police chief, who along with his wife, registered his name to vote, said this time the upcoming elections appear to be different to those held in the past.

Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq on Wednesday called on Kandahar residents in the southern province to participate in the upcoming parliamentary and district council elections.

Kandahar police chief, who along with his wife, registered his name to vote, said this time the upcoming elections appear to be different to those held in the past.

Meanwhile, a number of lawmakers in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) have expressed concerns over the slow voter registration turnout so far.

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MoI warns of taking ‘legal action’ against General Raziq

The Interior Ministry on Saturday warned of taking “legal action” against General Abdul Raziq, the Police Chief of southern Kandahar province, stressed that no member of police personnel can stand against the law.

Days earlier, following the controversial dismissal of Atta Mohammad Noor, former governor of Balkh province, Gen. Raziq said that the National Unity Government has neither appointed him, nor can remove him from the post.

“I have been appointed based on the demands of Kandahar people and I will leave based on their demands,” he asserted.

The Interior Ministry, however, said that government has not taken any decision to remove the Police Chief of Kandahar from his post, insisting that any debate in regard is “premature”.

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