The U.S. Embassy and American Forces are on alert for possible retaliatory attacks after the deaths of 16 Afghan civilians reportedly were killed by a lone U.S. Army soldier.
Taliban Retaliation (Associated Press)
The Taliban vowed revenge Monday after at least one American soldier shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and burned their bodies, an attack that has fueled anger still simmering after U.S. troops burned Qurans last month.
U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan have stepped up security following the shootings Sunday in Kandahar province out of concern about retaliatory attacks. The U.S. Embassy has also warned American citizens in Afghanistan about the possibility of reprisals.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for several attacks last month that the group said were retaliation for the Americans burning Qurans. Afghan forces also turned their guns on their supposed allies, killing six U.S. troops as violent protests wracked the country.You can read the full Associate Press article HERE.
Rapid, Thorough Investigation Promised (The Telegraph)
The International Security Assistance Force, ISAF, is promising a thorough investigation into the killing of civilian Afghans. The NATO coalition spokesperson, Brigadier General Carsten Jacobson, promised a “rapid and thorough” investigation after a US soldier reportedly killed 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar.
You can read a full article from The Telegraph HERE.