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Afghan soldier opens fire at British military academy, one killed, several wounded

Published on Aug 5, 2014 10:12 PM
 
An Afghan National Army soldier gestures outside the gates of a British-run military academy, where an Afghan soldier opened fire on NATO troops inside the premises, on the outskirts of Kabul on August 5, 2014. An Afghan army soldier opened fire on international and Afghan forces at a British military training academy in Kabul injuring a number of them, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (REUTERS, AFP) - One US soldier was killed and 15 more were wounded Tuesday when a man in Afghan military uniform opened fire at an officer academy in Kabul, a US official said.  

“We can confirm that one American was killed and 15 have been wounded,” the official said on condition of anonymity.  The official said that some of the injuries were serious as the gunman shot at fairly close range.  

Officials in Kabul earlier said that three Afghan officers were wounded in the shooting at the British-run academy. The total number of foreign casualties was not immediately clear.

An Afghan army soldier opened fire on international and Afghan forces at a British military training academy in Kabul injuring a number of them, the Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.

 
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