US Major General killed in Afghanistan attack identified

The highest-ranked American soldier to be killed in the war in Afghanistan has been identified.

Major General Harold Greene was killed after a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire at a military base in Kabul.

At least 15 soldiers - including British personnel - were wounded in the attack.

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Karzai condemns 'cowardly' attack at training base

President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the attack on Afghan and foreign military trainers in Afghanistan's National Military Academy.

Early reports by the Ministry of Defense indicate that a man dressed in military uniform opened fire this noon at Afghan military personnel and their foreign colleagues leaving at least one foreign officer dead and a number of others including both Afghan and foreign officers wounded.

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers keep watch at the gate of military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul. Credit: Reuters

President Karzai also offered his condolences to the families of the Afghan and foreign military members killed and wounded in 'cowardly' the shooting.

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