At least one American killed in Afghan attack

BY Robert Burns, Associated Press  August 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM EST

Updated at 11:10 a.m. EDT | The deceased American has been identified as a United States Army major general, becoming the first highest-ranking member of the American military to die in the Afghanistan war.

WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says “about a dozen” of the victims of an Afghan insider attack on Tuesday were Americans, and at least one American was killed.

The official says many details of the attack early Tuesday were still unclear and the numbers could change. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss details of the attack by name on the record.

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul. Among the wounded was a German brigadier general.

Gen. Mohammmad Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry, said a “terrorist in an army uniform” opened fire on both local and international troops. Azimi said the shooter had been killed.

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