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US General's Killer 'Hid In Toilet With Rifle'
An Afghan soldier who killed a US two-star general and other officers hid in a bathroom with a Nato assault rifle before the murders, according to officials.
The suspect, who died in the shooting, had just returned from a patrol before killing Major General Harold Greene, an Afghan military official said.
But while other soldiers handed in their rifles, the gunman held on to his and went to a bathroom, before spraying bullets during a high-level visit by Nato officers.
The official identified the suspect as Rafiqullah - many Afghans use only one name - a soldier in his early 20s who had joined the national army more than two years ago.
A motive for the attack remains unclear.
More than a dozen others were wounded in the shooting, including eight Americans, a German general and two Afghan generals.
Gen Greene, 55, was the highest-ranking US military officer to be killed in combat since the war in Vietnam.
His body is on its way back to Dover Air Force Base in the US state of Delaware.
Speaking for the Greene family, the US military said "the Army, as well as Afghanistan and America, has lost a true hero today".
Gen Greene was an engineer by training and a native of upstate New York.
He was helping to prepare Afghan forces for the departure of US coalition troops at the end of this year.
It was one of three suspected insider attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday alone.
An Afghan police guard exchanged fire with Nato troops before he was killed in the eastern province of Paktia, police said.
Late on Tuesday, another Afghan policeman killed seven colleagues, before fleeing in the central province of Uruzgan.