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May 29, 2011 11:52 am

NATO General Wounded in Taliban Attack

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Guardian – A Taliban suicide bomber seriously injured a senior Nato commander and killed the police chief of northern Afghanistan. two German soldiers and at least two other senior Afghan officials were reported to have died in the attack. Several others were injured.

Major General Markus Kneip, who commands Nato forces in the northern part of Afghanistan, received wounds that were severe but not life-threatening. Very few high-ranking international military officers have become casualties in Afghanistan since the conflict there began in 2001.

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