(CNN) — An American general was killed Tuesday after a shooter wearing an Afghan military uniform opened fire at a training facility in Kabul, U.S. officials told CNN.
The gunman, who was killed, was believed to be an Afghan soldier who had served for some time, according to a Pentagon official.
The U.S. general killed in an attack was Army Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, U.S. officials told CNN.
Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby declined to identify Greene by name, but did offer a description of the deceased officer’s accomplishments during a CNN interview by stating that he was a “very experienced officer” with “a lot of staff tours.”
The slain officer was also an “expert in infrastructure improvement, logistics” and was a “leader there in the training command in Afghanistan,” Kirby said.
At least 15 coalition troops, including other Americans, were wounded in the attack, U.S. officials said.
The incident happened at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul, said NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in a statement, clarifying earlier information from ISAF which reported that the shooting happened at Camp Qargha.
The German military said that the violence broke out during a “key leader” event. It also said that one person was killed and 14 were injured, including a German brigadier general.
The Afghan Defense Ministry described the shooter as a “terrorist” and said Afghan soldiers shot him dead.
In the past, people dressed as Afghan security forces have attacked coalition forces who have worked to thwart such violence.