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US troops in Afghanistan have been placed on alert following the killings of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier.

US officials warned of reprisals after the soldier went on a rampage in villages near a base in Kandahar. Nine children were among those killed.

Earlier, US President Barack Obama phoned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to express condolences over the massacre.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said a full investigation is under way.

The soldier, believed to be a staff sergeant, is reported to have walked off his base at around 03:00 Sunday (22:30 GMT Saturday).

In the villages of Alkozai and Najeeban, about 500m (yds) from the base, he reportedly attacked three homes.

At one house in Najeeban, 11 people were found shot dead, and some of their bodies set alight. At least three of the child victims are reported to have been killed by a s
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Added: Mar-12-2012 Occurred On: Mar-12-2012
By: MB-UK
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Tags: US, alert, reprisal, killing, murder, afghan, family, NATO, war, on, terror
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  • If you are happy: burn a koran! If you are sad: burn a koran!There is always a good reason to burn a koran.

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    • @exoticninjaII
      and fuck them hard!

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  • American soldiers is sick in the head!!

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  • fuck americunts terrorist!!!!

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  • Muslims protesting. Yawn.

    I hope they all die.

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    • @Martyr_Machine i belive Newtons 3rd law will get you

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    • @Freedomfighter77 actually its newtons 3rd law that got the afgans.

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    • @Martyr_Machine
      Amen

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    • @rmacl Newton is turning in his grave after you stupid reply.The mutual forces of action and reaction between two bodies are equal,opposite and collinear.so what did children and women done to him or them

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    • @Freedomfighter77 look what this guy did was absolutely wrong, however the roe's and the fact that the taliban hide behind women and children everyday probably made this guy snap. maybe in his mind they were the taliban. just like the xmas bomber who was going to blow up a christmas tree lighting cermony were there would have been more kids than than anyone else. he just got caught. or the shoe bomber who was going to blow up a plane im sure there were women and children on that plane. u see its More..

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  • Now isn't that just special, They prob wont even charge him with multiple counts of murder and let him walk the streets as a free man when back home. Guess someone that lives around him can look forward to being brutally beat down or even maybe killed by a psycho that should stay behind bars for life after some shit like this. Boy should NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY AGAIN.

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  • let's just get out of there. i was fully supportive of the afghan war until 6 brave british brothers were killed not long ago. the afghans dont give a fuck about what we do there, the taliban and al-qaeda are just gunna come back because the ana/anp/aup can't look after their country, they don't give a fuck, half of them smoke weed on patrol and half of the afghan police are corrupt and taliban anyway.

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  • Since this was attack on children and women, i think the main revenge will occur in U.S soil

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    • @infini

      Muslims don't value women and children. In fact, tehy don't value life at all. I wish the guy would have killed more of them.

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  • damage control ...print Qu'rans in hardcover , pass them out to pissed off locals. give out candy (not the cheap stuff either). ALL WILL BE WELL.

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    • @soilentgreene Hide small bombs in them. That will make for good reading.

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  • We need to get our troops out of this hellhole. I'm sure the soldier got fed up with the mistrust of the civs. One moment thy're your best friend and next they stab you in the back. Screw this place. It's dammed.

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  • Next time don't take your rifle while sleep walking....

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  • Safest war ever for the US troops...its more dangerous to be a civilian in the rest of the world than it is to be a US soldier in Afghanistan! LOL!

    Must suck for the jihadi pedophiles, they know they can never make us leave, they have never won a single engagement against US troops...all they can do is hope and pray our people get tired of the war and bring the troops home so the slaughter of jihadi pedophiles will stop..>LOL!!

    Too bad more of our troops dont go off like this, we might fina More..

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  • yes, I would be on alert to. Dont blame for the uprising. This war should be done by now.

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  • American will get lots of GOOD news from Afghanistan after this.

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  • Could someone explain to me why it would take something like this for the Taliban to want to exact some "revenge" on the US? Haven't we done plenty of other things the last ten or so years to piss them off?

    I'm pretty sure that if they had the ability to hurt, kill, explode, etc...they are going to use it whether we kill civilians or offer to transport their and sell their drugs for them so they can buy more weapons.

    I mean really. Do they think making threats are going to scare More..

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  • heck those people should be happy that this hasnt occured more often .... That place is a zoo and always will be a zoo...

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  • as long as US troops shoot at people, people will shoot back. The cycle of death is unending.

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  • i thought its a video

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  • It's pretty obvious that the Afghans hate the yanks and simply want them to fuck off.

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  • The longer they stay there, the more this will occur.
    Time's long past to end this crime.

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  • Why are we still there? Osama bin Laden was hiding in a different country and he's dead now anyway.

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  • The US is like a evil infection on this planet. Spreading its poison from one place to the other. Oozing self righteous hate.

    You deserve everything that comes back at you TENFOLD.

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    • @Raynes79 is that the same us that saved ur ass? fuck off

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    • @rmacl USSR won the war in Europe.

      All you did was plummet 100 more points of depraved when you nuked Japan - Twice!!!

      I look forward to seeing you sink.

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    • @rmacl
      He is not a Brit, he is a filthy goat lover

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    • @Raynes79 what utter nonsense. how old are u ten?

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    • @rmacl Old enough to be objective about history. Old enough to know how to research. Old enough to know that compared to the Russian push from the East of Europe D-Day was an afterthought.

      Enough to know that American banks and manufacturers loved Hitler.

      Old enough to know that I am young enough to see your poisonous nation sink to a well deserved, self inflicted bottom.

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