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U.S. soldier held in shooting rampage that killed 16 Afghans, officials say

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/12/2012

Ernesto Londoño and Javed Hamdard

KABUL An American soldier walked off his base in a remote southern Afghan village shortly before dawn Sunday and opened fire on civilians inside their homes, killing at least 16, including nine children, Afghan officials said.

The shootings in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province appeared to mark the deadliest intentional attack on civilians by a U.S. soldier in the decade-long Afghanistan war. Although U.S. officials promptly detained the suspect, a staff sergeant, the incident seemed certain to stoke anti-American sentiment at a time of growing unease about the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan and increasing pessimism among Americans about the U.S. mission here.

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"U.S. soldier held in shooting rampage that killed 16 Afghans, officials say", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2012. Consulté le 16/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-soldier-held-in-shooting-rampage-that-killed-16-afghans-officials-say