U.S. soldier kills 16 Afghans
Published 03/11/2012, Worthington Daily Globe
Incident deepens crisis between the two countries
BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an “assassination” and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead.
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