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US general killed in Afghan attack was War College grad

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CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) -

An American general who was killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan attended the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.

ABC 27 News has learned Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene received one of his two masters degrees, a Masters of Strategic Studies degree, at the War College in 2003.

Greene is a native of upstate New York. He is the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer to be killed in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars.

A Pentagon spokesman said the attacker was dressed in an Afghan army uniform Tuesday when he fired into a group of international soldiers at the Marshal Fahim National Defense University at Camp Qargha, a base west of Kabul, and was subsequently killed.

Another 15 people, roughly half of them Americans, were wounded. Among the wounded were a German brigadier general and two Afghan generals.

The Department of Defense released a statement saying in part, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene's family, and the families of our soldiers who were injured in the tragic events that took place."


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