Afghan Killings

  • Afghan Taliban attack US Consulate, kill 2 Afghans 13-09-2013 04:36 PM

    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....
  • US Army sergeant pleads guilty to murdering 16 Afghan civilians 06-06-2013 01:46 AM

    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...
  • US Army staff sergeant to admit to Afghan massacre 30-05-2013 05:03 AM

    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 20-12-2012 02:47 AM

    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...