At least 16 killed in Afghanistan when a US soldier shot at civilians
At least 16 civilians were reported killed in an apparent shooting by U.S. service member in southern Afghanistan
Foreign Media reports monitored by our desk reveal that a US Soldier walked out of his base in southern Afghanistan on Sunday and started shooting Afghan civilians.
Provincial governor said people were both killed and wounded in the early morning shooting spree in Panjwai district of Kandahar province,
A resident of the area has told an AP reporter that 16 people were killed as the U.S. service member went into three different houses and started shooting. The villager said he had talked to the family members of the dead.
NATO forces spokesman Justin Brockhoff said a U.S. service member had been detained as the alleged shooter but did not provide details on the incident.
The shooting comes after weeks of tense relations between U.S. forces and their Afghan hosts following the burning of Qurans and other religious materials at an American base. Though U.S. officials apologized and said the burning was an accident, the incident sparked violent protests and attacks that killed some 30 people. Six U.S. troops have been killed in attacks by their Afghan colleagues since the Quran burnings came to light.
Afghan officials say there are both dead and wounded after a U.S. service member walked out of his base in southern Afghanistan and started shooting Afghan civilians.
Source: Government News Portal
Hmm… Independant international investigations are urgently needed to investigate Obama, Clinton and the war criminal clan for not being able to prevent such war crimes and genocides happenings from his army.
Further, a resolution at UNHCR must be presented to force US to immediately investigate and “severly punish” those who are “in-charge” of such army, rather than giving a simple “slap on the palm” to it’s own war criminals.
Welcome back Manjula, you are a spirited blogger and your presence here is a breath of fresh air, indeed.
US IN AFGAN WAR CRIME WAR CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BANKIN MOON needs an investigation for this
Hello Robert Blake,
What is this called ? War crimes, I think no, human right violations, never because US never do such things.
Stop you fuking allegations against Sri Lanka,
Why international community is silent in this case ? This is very brutal war crime committed by US forces !.
Hello Robert Blake, make a suggestion against US forces in Geneva.
According to some reports, 3 or more US troops were involved in this atrocity, from the Kandahar US base. This was revenge killing on US army part for the deaths of several US and NATO troops following the burning of Koran by US troops, who flippantly called it an accident. Would they call this terrible genocide also an ‘accident’?
Where is Ban ki-Moon and Navi Pillay? Why are they so silent? They were both so vociferous when it came to false allegations of war crimes etc by the diaspora Tamils, and wanted sanctions against SL and independent investigations. Why don’t they call for independent investigations against this terrible war crime committed most recently by US troops? They are puppets of USA. They dare not go gainst their master. They will now wimper that they trust US govt is able to carry out fair investigation. Afghan govt is demanding a public trial of the troops who committed this war crime. USA has dismissed it arrogantly and continue to occupy and commit genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity with total indifference. Afghan govt is helpless against the powerful US and NATO troops. UN is also helpless. The whole world are just observers, helpless against the most powerful nation in the world.