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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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US military: High-ranking official killed in Kabul

One high-ranking military official was killed by an Afghan soldier in an attack at a Kabul camp, US Defense and Military officials have confirmed.

According to the officials, US and Afghan military officials were meeting at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul when suddenly a gunman wearing an Afghan military uniform sprayed the gathering with automatic weapons fire.

Unconfirmed reports say that as many as two Afghan military officials were also killed. Given the severity of the wounds, US officials say the overall death toll could rise.

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