US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton condemns US Marine video

Hillary Clinton has said anyone found to be connected to a video of US Marines urinating on what appear to be dead Taliban fighters "must be held fully accountable".

The US Secretary of State spoke after Defence Secretary Leon Panetta announced a full investigation into the incident, calling it "deplorable".

Nato commanders and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have condemned the soldiers and their actions, while a Taliban spokesman described the video as shameful and inhuman - but said it would not affect efforts to broker peace talks.

  • 12 Jan 2012