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Attack at Afghan base kills U.S. soldier, wounds 15

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 5, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.

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Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, causing casualties, an Afghan military spokesman said. In a statement NATO said it was investigating an "incident" involving both Afghan and international troops at Camp Qargha which trains officers for the country's army.

KABUL, Afghanistan — A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on foreign troops at a military base, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and "about a dozen" Americans, authorities said.

Details about the attack at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul, weren't immediately clear. Gen. Mohammmad 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.

A U.S. official said one American soldier was killed and "about a dozen" of the wounded were Americans, but declined to comment further. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss details of the attack by name on the record.

Germany's military said one NATO soldier was killed, while 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."

In its statement, NATO said that it was "in the process of assessing the situation."

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more.

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HotSpringsLawyer says... August 5, 2014 at 11:10 a.m.

The soldier killed was a General.

Why are our people still there? Get the f**k out. Those people have never been civilized and never will be.

Not that movies are generally authoritative, but maybe watch "The Man Who Would Be King".

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TheBatt says... August 5, 2014 at 1:20 p.m.

Thousands of Afghan army uniforms have been stolen, yet apparently our commanders haven't tightened up security? Sigh

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