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British troops could be killed in revenge attacks after Afghan massacre

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/12/2012

Amy Willis

Colonel Richard Kemp said the massacre, including nine children and three women, will also cause an erosion of the vital trust allied forces have built up with Afghan civilians over the course of the war.

American troops and nationals in Afghanistan have been placed on high alert and were told to expect reprisals in response to the killings, an emergency statement on the website of the US embassy in Kabul said. Restrictions were also placed on the movement of embassy personnel in the South.

The warning was issued as Taliban insurgents vowed revenge attacks against "sick-minded American savages" after an unnamed US staff sergeant left his base and shot at families as they slept.

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"British troops could be killed in revenge attacks after Afghan massacre", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 17/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/british-troops-could-be-killed-in-revenge-attacks-after-afghan-massacre