Afghan officer fires on NATO troops, kills several

A veteran Afghan military officer opened fire on foreign forces Wednesday after a dispute at the Kabul airport, killing several NATO troops, Afghan and coalition officials said.

It was the newest in a spate of deadly occurrences that have happened inside government or military installations, a preferred target of Taliban rebellious.

The Taliban claimed blame for the attack, other than Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the gunman was an Afghan military pilot who "open fire on foreigners after a disagreement."

The pilot was killed in the shooting, which happened inside a flair used by the Afghan Air Force, Azimi said. NATO did not make known the number or nationalities of the casualties pending announcement of their families. The airport is home to the NATO Air Training Command.

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