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Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Soldier in Afghan Civilian Murder Spree

Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered for Soldier in Afghan Civilian Murder Spree

US Army(SEATTLE) — The likelihood that an Army staff sergeant will go on trial for murdering Afghan civilians this year is in doubt now that Robert Bales has been ordered to undergo an official sanity review.Bales, who is being held at Joint Base Lewi…

Truck Bomb Outside US Base in Afghanistan Injures Troops, Civilians

Truck Bomb Outside US Base in Afghanistan Injures Troops, Civilians

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside the gate of a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan Tuesday, leaving at least 11 civilians and two NATO troops injured.In a statement, the International Security As…

Several Afghan Civilians Dead After Bomb Strikes Bus Near Kabul

Several Afghan Civilians Dead After Bomb Strikes Bus Near Kabul

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — At least nine Afghan civilians are dead and three others wounded after a remote-controlled explosive struck a minibus near Kabul Tuesday morning.The blast occurred in Paghman district, an area that is …

White House Declines Comment on Afghan Civilian Deaths

White House Declines Comment on Afghan Civilian Deaths

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House refrained from offering an on-the-record comment Tuesday about a U.S. airstrike Friday in Afghanistan that accidentally killed six innocent civilians, including five children.Obama administration offic…

Afghan War Support Hits New Low; Many Urge Mental Health Checks

Afghan War Support Hits New Low; Many Urge Mental Health Checks

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(NEW YORK) — Support for the war in Afghanistan has dropped to a new low in ABC News/Washington Post polls, surpassing even the war in Iraq at its most unpopular.  Six in 10 Americans believe most …

Sgt. Robert Bales Returned to Military Base in Between Shooting Spree

Sgt. Robert Bales Returned to Military Base in Between Shooting Spree

US Army(NEW YORK) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of slaughtering 17 Afghan civilians, stopped at his military base between killings, a U.S. official told ABC News. The official says it was Bales’ second departure from Camp Bel…

Afghan Massacre Suspect Had Criminal Record, Wanted Promotion

Afghan Massacre Suspect Had Criminal Record, Wanted Promotion

Staff Sgt Robert Bales (L) and another soldier at a training center in Fort Irwin, CA in 2011. United States Army(FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.) — Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, named as the suspect who allegedly went on a rampage, killing 16 Afghan civilians…

Report: Army Sergeant Suspected in Afghan Killings ‘Snapped’

Report: Army Sergeant Suspected in Afghan Killings ‘Snapped’

JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With a Seattle law firm hired to assist military attorneys in defending an American Army staff sergeant expected to be charged in last Sunday’s slaying of 16 Afghan civilians, The New York Times has quoted a U.S. of…

Afghan Delegation Comes Under Fire at Site of Massacre

Afghan Delegation Comes Under Fire at Site of Massacre

Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images(KABUL, Afghanistan) — An Afghan government delegation investigating the murders of 16 civilians by an American soldier came under attack Tuesday while visiting one of the crime scenes.The delegation includes two brother…

Taliban Vows Revenge for US Soldier’s Alleged Deadly Rampage

Taliban Vows Revenge for US Soldier’s Alleged Deadly Rampage

JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The Taliban has vowed revenge against “sick-minded American savages” after a U.S. soldier was accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage early Sunday morning.The group said it would “take revenge from the invade…

White House Officials Worried About Alleged Massacre in Afghanistan

White House Officials Worried About Alleged Massacre in Afghanistan

The White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama took the unusual step of telephoning Afghan President Hamid Karzai mid-afternoon Sunday — which was late at night, Afghanistan time.   Sources say he didn’t want to wait before …

Investigators Seek to Find Motive Behind US Soldier’s Killing of Afghans

Investigators Seek to Find Motive Behind US Soldier’s Killing of Afghans

Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — Investigators are trying to learn what set off an Army veteran who left his base early Sunday morning and methodically massacred 16 Afghan civilians — most of them children and women.The attack comes just …

President Obama Responds to Civilian Afghan Deaths

President Obama Responds to Civilian Afghan Deaths

Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama responded to the death of Afghan civilians in Pakistan on Sunday, saying that he was “deeply saddened” by the incident, according to a statement from the White House. “I offer …

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