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Published March 11, 2012, 04:38 PM

US Soldier Opens Fire on Afghan Villagers, Kills 16 (Video Reports)

BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — An American soldier opened fire on villagers near his base in southern Afghanistan Sunday and killed 16 civilians, according to President Hamid Karzai, who called it an "assassination" and furiously demanded an explanation from Washington. Nine children and three women were among the dead.

By: Heidi Vogt, Mirwais Khan, Associated Press

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