17 March 2012, 14:31

Afghan official: Civilians were murdered by a group of US soldiers

Afghan official: Civilians were murdered by a group of US soldiers

Afghan civilians were gunned down in the Kandahar Province on March 11th by a group of US servicemen, rather than a single soldier, claims the Chief of Operations of the Afghan National Army, General Shir Mohammad Karimi.

According to him, the murder was premeditated and planned in advance.

According to the General, he has repeatedly asked the US Command to let him meet the Staff Sergeant who, according to NATO, had single-handedly killed 16 people and wounded 7 others, mostly women and children.

However, he was denied access to the accused soldier. Earlier, a commission of Afghan MPs conducted their own investigation in Kandahar and found that the massacre was in fact carried out by a group of US soldiers.   

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