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Afghans 'Lose Patience with NATO'
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Afghans "have run out of patience" with foreign troops, the country's MPs have warned, after a US soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians.

The strongly worded resolution came as US officials issued an alert, fearing reprisals after the Kandahar rampage. Nine children were among those killed.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said the act was "unforgivable". Taliban militants have vowed revenge.

The soldier is being questioned, and Nato has promised to deliver justice.

The killings could further fuel calls for a more rapid withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

Anti-US sentiment is already high after soldiers burned some copies of the Koran at a Nato base in Kabul last month.

US officials have repeatedly apologised for the Koran incident, which sparked a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.

The soldier, believed to

Added: Mar-12-2012 Occurred On: Mar-12-2012
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