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Afghan government team attacked, Taliban fume over massacre

Posted By admin On March 13, 2012 @ 9:32 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Rob Taylor and Mirwais Harooni
Reuters [1]
March 13, 2012

Suspected insurgents opened fire on Tuesday on senior Afghan investigators of the massacre of 16 civilians by a lone U.S. soldier, Afghan officials said, just hours after the Taliban threatened to behead American troops to avenge the killings.

The gunmen shot from long range at two of President Hamid Karzai’s brothers, Shah Wali Karzai and Abdul Qayum Karzai, and security officials at the site of the massacre in Kandahar’s Panjwai district.

Karzai’s brothers were unharmed in the brief battle, which began during meetings with local people at a mosque near Najiban and Alekozai villages, but a soldier was killed and a civilian wounded. The area is a Taliban stronghold and a supply route.

The Taliban had earlier threatened reprisals for the weekend shooting spree, which came weeks after deadly riots across the country over the burning of copies of the Koran by U.S. troops at NATO’s main base in the country. That violence led to calls to accelerate a 2014 goal for the exit of most foreign combat troops.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/13/us-afghanistan-idUSBRE82B1F820120313

[2] Afghan massacre not act of lone gunman, witnesses say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghan-massacre-not-act-of-lone-gunman-witnesses-say.html

[3] Was seized British soldier handed over to Taliban by Afghan troops? Insurgents claim they have already executed kidnapped marine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/was-seized-british-soldier-handed-over-to-taliban-by-afghan-troops-insurgents-claim-they-have-already-executed-kidnapped-marine.html

[4] Lawyer for soldier accused of Afghan massacre charges military with ‘information blackout’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawyer-for-soldier-accused-of-afghan-massacre-charges-military-with-%e2%80%98information-blackout%e2%80%99.html

[5] Karzai: U.S. in peace talks with Taliban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/karzai-u-s-in-peace-talks-with-taliban.html

[6] No joke: Karzai threatens to join the Taliban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-joke-karzai-threatens-to-join-the-taliban-2.html

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