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#14 Gunfire erupts in Afghan governor’s compound after meeting with U.S. commander

KABUL —Gunfire erupted Thursday in the compound of an Afghan provincial governor shortly after a high-level meeting involving the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin “Scott” Miller, Afghan officials said.

At least two U.S. soldiers were reported wounded in the incident, but Miller was said to be unhurt, according to the officials.

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Three senior Afghan officials were reported to be among the casualties, but there were conflicting accounts on whether they were killed or wounded.

The shooting broke out in the compound of the governor of the embattled southern province of Kandahar, where the Taliban insurgency has been gaining ground.

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