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US investigating reports soldier killed Afghan boy apparently carrying rifle

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    US investigating reports soldier killed Afghan boy apparently carrying rifle
    Published March 28, 2016
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    A U.S. soldier shot and killed an Afghan boy on Monday near an American airfield close to the capital Kabul, a senior Afghan police officer said.

    The boy, whose age is unknown, had been carrying what looked like an automatic rifle near the Bagram Airfield, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Kabul in neighboring Parwan province, said the provincial police chief, Gen. Zaman Mamozai.

    An American soldier had warned the boy from a watchtower to stop, he said.

    Local people gathered near the base to protest the killing, but dispersed once they were told about the circumstances, Mamozai said. He said the incident is being investigated.

    Bagram officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

    Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said the U.S. military was looking into the incident.

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  2. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    I have no problem with this.
     

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