KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. official has identified the senior officer killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.
Greene was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. An engineer by training, Greene was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year.
Greene was killed Tuesday in one of the bloodiest insider attacks of the long Afghanistan war when a gunman dressed as an Afghan soldier turned on allied troops, wounding about 15 U.S. and coalition forces. They included a German general and two Afghan generals.
AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini An Afghanistan National Army soldier stands guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.×
AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.×
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