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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MOD investigating reports of Afghan soldier shooting

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is investigating reports of a shooting incident involving an Afghan soldier at a British-run military academy near Kabul. Officials said they are aware of reports that an Afghan commander was injured and that there had been international casualties.

The MOD is investigating reports of Afghan soldier shooting. Credit: Reuters

Unconfirmed reports suggested an argument broke out at the academy at Qargha between some Afghans and an Afghan soldier who opened fire, the BBC reported.

We are aware of reports of an incident at Qargha. The incident is under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

– MoD spokesman

The officers' training academy - dubbed "Sandhurst in the sand" - took its first cadets last October and will be the only remaining British military presence in the country after operations end this year.

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