Mohammad Salim Angaar, a cameraman with Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), was fatally shot during an attack on the governor’s compound in Kandahar on October 18, 2018, according to the . The attack was targeted at a high-ranking meeting on election security that included provincial officials, U.S. military officials, the police chief, and other officials, according to . Angaar was covering the meeting, according to the Afghanistan Journalists Center.
Toward the end of the meeting, an elite Afghan guard turned his gun on the delegation, according to the . Kandahar’s police chief, Abdul Raziq, and head of security in Kandahar, Abdul Mohmin, were killed in the attack, according to . Kandahar’s governor, three Americans, and multiple others present at the meeting were wounded, according to .
The gunman had been using a fake name and false ID and had been hired one and a half months prior to the attack, according to . He was shot and killed during the attack, according to . The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the . Fifteen people have been arrested in connection to the attack, reported.