AFGHAN KILLINGS

  • Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans September 13, 2013

    Kabul: Taliban militants unleashed car bombs at the U.S. Consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, triggering a firefight with security forces in an attack that killed at least two Afghans. The U.S. said all its personnel from the mission were safe and that American forces later secured the site. The...
  • US Army sergeant pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians June 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: A US Army sergeant accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in cold blood in 2012 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to premeditated murder and other charges under a deal with military prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq...
  • US Army staff sergeant to admit to Afghan massacre May 30, 2013

    Seattle: The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in one of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that requires him to recount the horrific attack for the first time, his attorney told The Associated Press on...
  • US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings December 20, 2012

    Seattle: The US Army said on Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a decision his lawyer called "totally irresponsible." The announcement followed a pretrial hearing in November for Staff Sgt Robert Bales, 39, who faces...
  • Afghan killings: US soldier faces 17 murder counts March 23, 2012

    Washington: US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder, a US official said on Thursday. Earlier accounts of the incident, which has damaged USAfghan relations, had tallied 16 victims, including nine...
  • Afghan killings: US soldier to face 17 murder counts March 23, 2012

    Washington: US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, accused of killing Afghan civilians including women and children in a shooting rampage in Kandahar province last week, will be charged with 17 counts of murder, a US official said on Thursday. Earlier accounts of the incident, which has damaged USAfghan relations, had tallied...