Kabul: A two-star US general has been killed and 14 others injured in an attack at the military training academy in Afghanistan, according to reports.
A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on NATO troops on Tuesday. A German brigadier general has been seriously injured and an American two-star general was killed in the shootout.
Earlier it was reported that 15 people, including “about a dozen” Americans were wounded in the attack.
“We are investigating, but it appears that an Afghan army officer opened fire,” General Mohammed Afzal Aman, the chief of staff for operations at the Afghan Ministry of Defence, told AFP.
“Three of our officers have been injured. ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) troops have also suffered casualties. “ISAF have quarantined the site, allowing nobody including Afghan forces to approach.”
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said in a statement: “We can confirm that an incident occurred involving local Afghan and ISAF troops at Camp Qargha.” As details of the incident were slow to emerge, defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Zahir Azimi described the attacker as “a terrorist” — suggesting he may have infiltrated Afghan forces.