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: UK personnel injured in Kabul base shooting

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a number of UK personnel have been injured after a man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at a military base in Kabul.

We can confirm that a small number of UK personnel were involved in an incident at the Afghan National Defense University site today in Kabul. The incident is currently under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment on the details at this time or on issues relating to personnel from other ISAF nations.

– Ministry of Defence

Even in the final stages of the mission UK and ISAF personnel will never be without risk. These sorts of incidents, whilst infrequent, are tragic events and we and our ISAF and Afghan partners take them extremely seriously.

– Ministry of Defence

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