U.S. defense chief in Afghanistan as bombs kill 9

March 14th, 2012  
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CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Defence Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit on Wednesday, as the United States tried to contain fallout from a massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by an American soldier. A motorcycle bomb went off in Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan, killing an Afghan intelligence soldier and wounding two, as well as a civilian, while a roadside bomb killed 8 civilians in neighboring Helmand province, officials said, as Panetta kicked off a two-day trip by visiting troops. Panetta told them the weekend killings by what U.S. ...


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