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Cuomo Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Fallen Upstate General

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says flags on all state government buildings will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in honor of the U.S. Army General from upstate who was killed this week in Afghanistan.

Major General Harold Greene was shot to death in an attack on a military base near Kabul on Tuesday.

The two-star general is the highest-ranking American officer killed in combat since 1970.

U.S. officials say a man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, killing Greene.

More than a dozen other soldiers were wounded, including some Americans.

A spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry says the shooter was killed.

This was Greene's first deployment to a war zone in his 34-year career.

He had been in Afghanistan since January, training Afghan troops.

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