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UPDATE: American general killed, 15 NATO troops wounded in Afghan attack

UPDATE: American general killed, 15 NATO troops wounded in Afghan attack

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

An attacker dressed in an Afghan military uniform opened fire inside of a training facility in Kabul on Tuesday. A Pentagon spokesman confirms that one American general and at least 15 coalition troops were injured, including other Americans, when the shooting happened at Marshal Fahim National Defense University.

The Pentagon said the death of the general is one of the highest-ranked miliarty deaths since 9/11. He has been identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. Greene was reportedly on his first deployent to a war zone.

"NATO's International Security Assistance Force said the incident took place between local Afghan and ISAF troops at Camp Qargha," reports CNN.

"The German military said one of those wounded was a German brigadier general," and that the shooting happend at what it described as a "key leader" meeting, further reports CNN.

"The shooter, who the Afghan Defense Ministry described as a 'terrorist,' was shot dead by Afghan soldiers." The gunman has reportedly served for some time in a unit of the Afghan armed forces, CNN reports.

Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Julianne Cassidy is a newly Nashville-based entertainment journalist from Philadelphia.