U.S. general killed, other troops wounded in Afghanistan attack, say U.S. officials
By Ashley Fantz, Anna-Maja Rappard and Shawn Nottingham, (CNN) – An American general was killed Tuesday after a shooter wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at a training facility in Kabul, U.S. officials told CNN’s Jim Sciutto.
At least 15 coalition troops, including other Americans, were wounded in the attack, Sciutto was told.
The incident happened at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, said NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in a statement, clarifying earlier information from ISAF which reported that the shooting happened at Camp Qargha.
The German military said that the violence broke out during a “key leader” event. It also said that one person was killed and 14 were injured, including a German brigadier general.
The Afghan Defense Ministry described the shooter as a “terrorist” and said Afghan soldiers shot him dead.
In the past, people dressed as Afghan security forces have attacked coalition forces who have worked to thwart such violence.