US Army Brigadier Gen. Jeffrey Smiley general injured in Afghanistan attack

US Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, who oversees the NATO military advisory mission in the southern region of Afghanistan, was injured in the insider attack on Thursday that took place in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

Navy Cdr. Grant Neeley, a spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support mission said that he can confirm that Smiley is recovering from a gunshot wound which he received during the attack in Kandahar.

Smiley who is the commander of Train, Advise, Assist and Command -South, is based in Kandahar. Though he is getting treated for the wound, he is still in charge of the command.

Before this, the NATO-led coalition had identified two Americans wounded in the attack as a civilian government employee and a military service member.

Two Afghan officials which included the police chief of Kandahar province, got killed in the Thursday incident.

A coalition member who had direct knowledge of what happened said that Gen. Scott Miller (the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan) drew his sidearm during the attack but did not fire.