US Army sergeant kills 16 in Afghan village

By | March 12, 2012

US Army sergeant kills 16 in Afghan village

US Army sergeant kills 16 in Afghan village
MARCH 11, 2012
Moving from house to house, a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire Sunday on Afghan villagers as they slept, killing 16 people — mostly women and children — in an attack that reignited fury at the U.S. presence following a wave of deadly protests over Americans burning Qurans.
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The Taliban vowed revenge Monday for an “inhumane attack” in which an American soldier allegedly shot to death 16 civilians in southern Afghanistan and torched their bodies — an assault that has fueled anger still simmering after U.S. troops burned Qurans last month.

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