Afghan civilian deaths spark calls for U.S. exit




 
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Afghan civilian deaths spark calls for U.S. exit
 
March 12th, 2012  
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Afghan civilian deaths spark calls for U.S. exit
A U.S. soldier was detained after 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, were shot dead in what witnesses described on Sunday as a night-time massacre near a U.S. base in Afghanistan's violent south. While U.S. officials rushed to distance the apparent rogue shooting from efforts by a 90,000-strong U.S. force in Afghanistan, the incident is sure to fan Afghan anger after U.S. soldiers inadvertently burnt copies of the Koran at a NATO base last month. The soldier in custody was described by one U.S. ...




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