U.S. Soldier Goes on Civilian Rampage

by Mark Steyn

NATO’s sorry war in Afghanistan appears to have taken another wretched turn. From the Washington Post:

KABUL — A U.S. soldier was taken into custody in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, a few hours after he opened fire on Afghan civilians, killing 15, U.S. and Afghan officials said.

The shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. as a lone soldier left a checkpoint in Kandahar province’s Panjwai district and opened fire on civilians in two villages, said Javed Faisal, the director of the provincial government’s media center.

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