WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– A general became the U.S. military’s highest-ranking fatality in the war in Afghanistan on Tuesday when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military training academy west of the capital, Kabul — a bloody reminder of the insider attacks that have been decreasing as international troops prepare to leave the country by the end of the year, the Washington Times reported.
Pentagon officials declined to identify the slain general by name and rank, pending notification of next of kin. The Associated Press identified him as Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commander of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.
The American general and about 15 other U.S. and foreign troops, including a German brigadier general and two Afghan generals, were shot during a visit to Marshal Fahim National Defense University, officials said. About half of the injured were Americans, and the wounds ranged from minor to serious. — Source