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No Afghan-Officiated Trial for Rogue Soldier

The Pentagon has rejected calls for an American soldier who went on a shooting rampage in Kandahar to be tried in public in Afghanistan.

The Afghan parliament is demanding a public trial for the soldier, who killed 16 villagers, including women and children, in the pre-dawn attack on Sunday.

But Pentagon spokesman George Little says the US will handle the prosecution of the soldier, insisting the military has “very strong means to address wrongdoing”.

He says investigations and prosecutions of US service members are governed by “agreements in place with the government of Afghanistan”. . .


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