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US soldier faces 17 murder charges

2012-03-23 07:23

Washington - A US official says army staff sergeant Robert Bales will be charged with 17 counts of murder in the massacre of Afghan villagers.

The official says charges against Bales also include six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault and other violations of military law.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the charges had not been announced.

The 38-year-old soldier allegedly gunned down nine Afghan children and eight adults as they slept in their homes in two southern villages.

Comments
  • TBlogger - 2012-03-23 07:34

    Throw away the key! Scum!

  • Michael - 2012-03-23 07:56

    ...and they are quick to label other people "terrorists)! Burry him at sea...

  • igshaanp - 2012-03-23 08:30

    I dont see why his to be blamed,his been brainwashed into doing things like this for his country.There are two sides to a story maybe he wanted too turn against his country by not doing those bad things now they want to punish and make an example of him for betraying the major/general or evens ex president.Its something to think about these american presidents always get AWAY with MURDER

      Fred - 2012-03-23 15:47

      You're thinking nonsense and putting git on a public website

  • Muneer23 - 2012-03-23 08:42

    What goes around, comes back around...There is a GOD watching your every action

      Fred - 2012-03-23 15:47

      God is love and forgiveness, not judgement and punishment.

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