Spokesperson from ISAF, Carsten Jacobson
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Nato vows 'rapid and thorough' probe into Afghan killings

Nato has promised a "rapid and thorough" investigation into the shooting of 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar, by a US soldier.

US officials warned of reprisals after the soldier went on a rampage in villages near a base in Kandahar. Nine children were among those killed.

President Barack Obama phoned his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai to express condolences. Mr Karzai said the massacre is "unforgivable".

A spokesman for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Carsten Jacobson spoke at a news conference.

  • 12 Mar 2012
  • From the section Asia
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