Monday, March 12, 2012

Taliban Vows Revenge For US Soldier's Attack

The Taliban has threatened revenge attacks after an American soldier killed 16 civilians, including nine children, in Afghanistan.

In a statement on their website, Taliban militants said they would "take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr".

"A large number from amongst the victims are innocent children, women and the elderly, martyred by the American barbarians who mercilessly robbed them of their precious lives and drenched their hands with their innocent blood," the statement said.

According to the New York Times, the attacker broke into three homes before dawn on Sunday after he walked more than a mile from his forward operating base.

It said that 11 of the 16 victims were in one home and included four girls under the age of six.

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