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A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at a military base on Tuesday, killing at least one US soldier and wounding 15, authorities said. (Aug. 5)

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Camp Qargha, Afghanistan - Aug 5, 2014

1. Wide exterior of Camp Qargha, an Afghan military base on the outskirts of Kabul, where a man in an Afghan military uniform opened fire on foreign troops

2. Mid of Afghan soldiers with a helicopter flying over the base in the background

3. Wide of helicopter coming in to land in the base

4. Mid of various NATO military vehicles leaving the base

5. Wide shots of vehicles leaving the military academy

6. Various wide exterior shots of Camp Qargha

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A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on foreign troops at a military base on Tuesday, killing at least one U.S. soldier and wounding 15, authorities said.

A spokesman for Afghanistan's Defence Ministry said a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire on both local and international troops.

A US official said "about a dozen" victims of the attack were Americans, and at least one American was killed.

Germany's military said the wounded included a German brigadier general, who they said was receiving medical treatment and was "not in a life-threatening condition."

The attack took place at Camp Qargha, a base west of the capital, Kabul.

The attack comes as so-called "insider attacks" - incidents in which Afghan security turn on their NATO partners - largely dropped last year.

In 2013, there were 16 deaths in 10 separate attacks.

In 2012, 53 coalition troops were killed in 38 separate attacks.

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