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German general injured in Afghanistan attack

English.news.cn   2014-08-05 23:06:12

BERLIN, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A German general has been wounded Tuesday in an attack in Afghanistan, the Operational Command of the German military told German media.

Spiegel Online reported that the brigadier general was injured when a man opened fire at a military academy outside the Afghan capital Kabul, where several senior soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were holding a meeting.

A U.S. general was reportedly killed in the attack and at least 14 others were injured.

According to German military command, the German general is not in a life-threatening condition and has received medical treatment.

Germany currently has around 2,000 troops in Afghanistan, mainly based in the north of the country for training and assisting Afghan security forces.

Editor: yan
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