US soldier kills Afghan civilians in Kandahar

A US soldier in Afghanistan opened fire on civilians after walking off his base in the southern province of Kandahar.
Provincial governor Tooryalai Weesa told the BBC 10 people had died and five were wounded in the shooting.
The soldier is reported to have suffered a nervous breakdown before the attack. He has since surrended himself to the US military authorities.

Nato said US and Afghan officials were working together to investigate the "deeply regrettable incident".
Local tribal leaders said women, children and men were among the dead in Panjwai district.
Protests over the attack have broken out in Panjwai district, and travel to the area should be avoided, the US embassy in Kabul has said.
High tensions
The soldier walked off the base at around 03:00 after suffering what has been described as a nervous breakdown, our correspondent says.
He then opened fire on civilians before handing himself over to the US military authorities.
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said in a statement that US officials in Afghanistan would work with their Afghan counterparts to investigate what happened.
"This is a deeply regrettable incident and we extend our thoughts and concerns to the families involved," Isaf added.
The incident comes as anti-American sentiment runs high in Afghanistan following the burning of copies of the Koran by US soldiers at a Nato base last month.
US officials apologised, but the incident sparked a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.

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1 comment :

  1. NAME THE BASTARD ! Execute him! Terrorist!


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