American Reportedly Kills 16 Afghans

(Allauddin Khan/AP)
(Allauddin Khan/AP)

NATO officials say a U.S. soldier open fires on civilians Sunday morning in Kandahar province.

Karzai: “This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians and cannot be forgiven.”

ISAF statement: “One of our soldiers is reported to have killed and injured a number of civilians in villages adjacent to his base. I cannot explain the motivation behind such callous acts, but they were in no way part of authorized ISAF military activity.”

White House National Security Staff spox Caitlin Hayden
: “We are deeply concerned by the initial reports of this incident, and are monitoring the situation closely.”

Reid weighs in: “No one can condone or make any suggestion that what he did was right. It was absolutely wrong.”

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