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Kandahar Governors bodyguard shoots at top Afghan and NATO officials following meeting, killing 2

Date of Occurrence: 17th October 2018
Location: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Event: Shooting
Fatalities: 2
Injuries/Displaced: At least 3

Following a meeting between top Afghan and NATO security officials at the Kandahar governors compound, a bodyguard opened fire killing the chief of police and the provinces spy chief. The governor, two U.S. soldiers and several others were also injured. U.S. general  Scott Miller was also present but unhurt. The shooting occurred as provincial officials were escorting the guests to their airplane.

 

Source

Al Jazeera

CBS 

Guardian 

Suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in Bagram, overturning vehicle and wounding several Czech soldiers and nearby civilians 

Date of Occurrence: 17th October 2018
Location: Bagram, Afghanistan
Event: Suicide bombing 
Fatalities: 2
Injuries/Displaced: At least 3

A suicide bomber drove into a NATO convoy, overturning the vehicle and wounding 5 Czech troops and killing 2 civilians . A further three nearby civilians were injured in the blast.

 

Sources

Washington Post

RFERL

Seattle Times 

 

Shooter, bomb blast kills at least 19 in Crimean college 

Date of Occurrence: 17th October 2018
Location: Kerch, Crimea
Event: Complex Attack
Fatalities: 19
Injuries/Displaced: 50

A student launched an attack at a Crimean technical college in the city of Kerch, detonating at least 1 bomb filled with metal shrapnel as he shot his way through the school killing at least 19 and injuring a further 50. The shooter was found dead by self inflicted gunshot. One other bomb was found at the scene and disarmed.

 

Sources

BBC

Al Jazeera

NPR