U.S. general's killer hid in bathroom

Gunman mowed down American with NATO rifle, Afghan army official says

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 5:12 a.m.

Afghanistan National Army soldiers stand guard at a gate of Camp Qargha, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Earlier in the day, a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at the military base, killing a U.S. two-star general and wounding others, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said.

The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other high-ranking officers hid in a bathroom with a NATO rifle before the attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.

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