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U.S. soldier’s Afghan shootings ‘likely occurred in two stages’

WASHINGTON — Military investigators suspect that the US soldier charged with premeditated murder over the killings of 17 Afghan civilians committed the shootings in two separate operations, The New York Times reported Sunday. Citing an unnamed US official, the newspaper said the investigators believed that the soldier, Staff Sergeant Robert…

Sgt. Robert Bales charged with 17 counts of murder in Afghan massacre

The sergeant who is alleged to have engaged in a masscre of Afghan civilians during a nighttime attack on March 11 has been charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder, as well as counts of assault and attempted murder against six additional victims who survived their wounds. At least nine…