British Marines kill Afghan civilians


This video says about itself:

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From British daily The Guardian:

British military authorities are investigating allegations that Royal Marines shot indiscriminately on Afghan bystanders following a suicide bombing last weekend.

At least two people died and five were wounded by shots fired from a supply convoy that raced through Kandahar after coming under attack.

The incident has sparked widespread public anger in the southern city, where recent suicide bombs have frayed nerves and shortened tempers among Nato forces.

Squadron Leader Jason Chalk, a spokesman for Nato regional command in Kandahar, described the reports as “disconcerting” and promised a thorough investigation by Royal Military police.

Steve Bell cartoon on Blair and Afghanistan: here.

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