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Army Major General Killed In Afghanistan

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In another Green on Blue attack.

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding some 15 people, CBS News correspondent David Martin has confirmed.

Among the wounded was a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said. Martin reported that some of the wounded were in serious condition.

The attack at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul, killed the highest-ranking U.S. officer of the nearly 13-year war and comes as foreign troops prepare to withdraw by the year's end. While details remained murky about what sparked the attack, it showed the challenges still remaining in Afghanistan, a nation that's known three decades of war without end.

Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's Defense Ministry, said a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire on both local and international troops. Azimi said the shooter had been killed and that three Afghan army officers were wounded. He did not offer a motive for the assault.

Martin said it wasn't immediately clear whether the attacker was in fact a member of the Afghan military, or just wearing a stolen or fake uniform.

U.S. officials identified the dead U.S. officer as a major general. One official said about half of the wounded were Americans. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not allowed discuss the information by name ahead of an official announcement.

Germany's military said 15 NATO soldiers were wounded in an assault launched "probably by internal attackers." The wounded included a German brigadier general, who the German military said was receiving medical treatment and was "not in a life-threatening condition."

The name of the General has not yet been released more than likely as the NOK have not yet been notified.

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From Jeff Mellinger, the deaths of General Officers WWII to present:

http://warontherocks.com/2014/08/genera ... ed-in-war/
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General, Officier, NCO or Enlisted
1st Deployment or 14th - all can be deadly.

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