US general was target of Taliban attack that killed 3 officials, wounded 2 US troops

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<pThree top officials in Kandahar, Afghanistan, were killed and two U.S. soldiers wounded in an attack by the officials' own guards.

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<pThe province's governor, its police chief and its intelligence chief were all killed in the attack Thursday inside the governor's compound in Kandahar.

<pThe Taliban claimed responsibility, and a Taliban spokesman said U.S. Gen. Scott Miller, commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, was the target.

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<pMiller was in Kandahar on Thursday but was not wounded in the incident.

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