Sunday, March 11, 2012

Obama Vows Swift Probe Into Afghan Gun Spree

President Barack Obama has called an incident in which an American soldier killed 16 Afghan civilians, including nine children, "tragic and shocking".

In a written statement, Mr Obama said: "I offer my condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives, and to the people of Afghanistan, who have endured too much violence and suffering.

"This incident is tragic and shocking, and does not represent the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan."

The president offered his full backing to a US investigation "to get the facts as quickly as possible and to hold accountable anyone responsible". Read More

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