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Afghanistan: Rogue US Soldier Kills 16 Civilians, Afghan President Calls It ‘Intentional Murders’, New Mass Rioting Expected

If there is no mass rioting within the next couple of days, only one conclusion can be drawn: The unintentional burning of Qur’ans is much worse than the intentional killing of innocent men, women and children …

Karzai: These intentional assassinations 'cannot be forgiven'

Karzai: These intentional assassinations 'cannot be forgiven'

“A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 civilians and wounded five after entering their homes in Kandahar province, senior local officials say.

He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.

Nato said it was investigating the ‘deeply regrettable incident’.

Anti-US sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after US soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month.

US officials have apologised repeatedly for the incident at a Nato base in Kabul, but they failed to quell a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.

Local people have reportedly gathered near the base in Panjwai district to protest about Sunday’s killings, and the US embassy is advising against travel to the area.

Lt Gen Adrian Bradshaw, deputy commander of Nato-led forces, said he was unable to ‘explain the motivation behind such callous acts’, adding that ‘our thoughts and prayers are with those caught in this tragedy’.” Read more.

Afghanistan’s Karzai calls shooting spree of 16 civilians – including 9 children – ‘intentional murders’ – “Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned a shooting rampage by Western soldiers in southern Kandahar province on Sunday as ‘intentional murders’ and demanded an explanation from the United States. The victims of the shooting spree, which left up to 16 civilians dead, included nine children and three women, Karzai’s office said in a statement.” Read more.

Kandahar braces for unrest after rogue U.S. soldier kills Afghan civilians – “Kandahar residents are bracing for trouble in the streets after a U.S. soldier went on a shooting rampage and killed 16 people in villages southwest of the Afghan city. Funerals for the dead are expected on Monday, and the ceremonies could become another flashpoint for local anger against international forces… ‘This might incite certain uprisings or things like that, but we still don’t know what will happen,’ …” Read more.

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