Civilian Killings

  • Afghan killings suspect could face death: US March 13, 2012

    Washington: The US soldier, who killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan could face a death penalty if convicted, Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has said, while asserting that the tragic incident was but an "isolated" one. The suspect, who has been arrested, went on a killing spree over the weekend, shooting down civilians,...
  • Obama expresses shock over civilian killings March 12, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Sunday called his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to express shock over the killing of 16 civilians, mostly women and children in Kandahar by a US soldier and assured him to hold fully accountable anyone responsible, the White House has said. "President Obama extended his condolences to...