Report: 9 Children, 3 Women Among Those Killed In Afghanistan

CNN reports:

Nine children and three women were among 16 Afghan civilians allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Kandahar province Sunday, President Hamid Karzai said in a statement.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed that a soldier had gone off base and fired on civilians before turning himself in, but did not say how many victims there had been. 

The soldier who’s believed to be responsible for the tragic incident was condemned by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

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