US official: Americans killed in Afghan attack

ROBERT BURNS
August 5, 2014
Afghan National Army soldier keeps watch at gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul
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An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at the gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul August 5, 2014. The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan said there had been "an incident" between Afghan and foreign troops at a British-run military training academy in Kabul on Tuesday, and sources added that casualties were feared. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says "about a dozen" of the victims of an Afghan insider attack on Tuesday were Americans, and at least one American was killed.

The official says many details of the attack early Tuesday were still unclear and the numbers could change. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss details of the attack by name on the record.

A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul. Among the wounded was a German brigadier general.

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.