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Afghan soldiers, left, walk past a watchful U.S. Army soldier outside of a military base in Panjwai, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a U.S. service member has killed more than a dozen people in a shooting including nine children and three women. Karzai called the attack Sunday “an assassination” and demanded an explanation from the United States.

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US soldier kills 16 Afghan villagers

BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — 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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