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ChillyFox 03-11-2012 10:35 AM

'Rogue' US soldier kills Afghan civilians

"A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed 10 civilians and wounded five in Kandahar province after suffering a breakdown, officials say.

He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire after entering local homes; women and children are said to be among the dead.

Nato said it was investigating the "deeply regrettable incident".

Anti-US sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after US soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month.

US officials have apologised repeatedly for the incident at a Nato base in Kabul, but they failed to quell a series of protests and attacks that killed at least 30 people and six US troops.

Local people have reportedly gathered near the base in Panjwai district to protest about Sunday's killings, and the US embassy is advising against travel to the area.

The soldier, who has not been named, is said to have suffered a nervous breakdown.

He walked off his base at around 03:00 local time (22:30 GMT Saturday).

According to a resident quoted by Associated Press, he opened fire in three separate houses in the village of Alkozai.

"I heard gunshots and then silence and then gunshots again," Abdul Baqi said.

Local tribal leaders said women and children were among the dead. ..."

Doesn't seem overly rosy over there.

ChillyFox 03-11-2012 10:37 AM

10 dead, 5 wounded, pretty horrific.

vOgl 03-11-2012 10:41 AM

Just heard it in the news, sad and fucked up.
Still i would rather blame the people that unjustifiably sent him there for mission impossible than the soldier himself for suffering from a mental breakdown.

keith moon 03-11-2012 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by ChillyFox (Post 1495311)
10 dead, 5 wounded, pretty horrific.

They were only saying 3 dead about an hour ago here, but did say
possibly more.

Dat1111 03-11-2012 11:21 AM

Or what if he knew these guys were bad and just took em out because ROE wont let them be agressive against the enemy?

Or he just snapped because of not being able to fight the war to win it?

US wont ever reach the amount of civilians killed by the taliban its impossible

Taliban target more civilians to counter US surge

seanjo 03-11-2012 11:33 AM

Special Forces apparently, had a nervous break down before he went on a rampage. PTSD strikes again.

Shizzah 03-11-2012 11:37 AM

Should have tied him to a lamppost at the local village square and let the locals deal with him.

Where is Obama's apology now? :rolleyes:

seanjo 03-11-2012 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Shizzah (Post 1495340)
Should have tied him to a lamppost at the local village square and let the locals deal with him.

Where is Obama's apology now? :rolleyes:

Don't forget the burning's the SA way!

Skwint_hed 03-11-2012 01:55 PM

Sky says 9 kids among 16 dead.

colcot50 03-11-2012 02:06 PM

Fucking muslims.........oh wait is this guy an animal or does he represent the religion of peace christianity?

Anyway sarcasm off, Sky have unconfirmed report that two people were involved. This guy has now put all his colleagues at risk. What a dickhead. Burning Korans, pissing on dead bodies, what the fuck next?

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