U.S. officials: U.S. general killed in Afghan attack

  • Robert Burns, AP National Security Writer
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says an American general was killed Tuesday when a man believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military base.

Rear Admiral John Kirby said Tuesday that the assailant fired into a group of international soldiers and was subsequently killed. 

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul. The attacker wounded approximately 15 people, roughly half of them Americans, one official said. Among the wounded was a German brigadier general.