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Pentagon weighs charges for Afghan murder suspect

WASHINGTON — US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales is likely to be formally charged in the next few days with the shooting deaths of 16 Afghan villagers, an American military official told AFP on Monday. Bales, 38, is accused of leaving his base in the Panjwayi district of Kandahar province…

Alleged Afghan shooter identified in U.S. media

WASHINGTON — The US soldier who allegedly shot and killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan was identified Friday by a US official, and a picture emerged of a battle-hardened veteran who saw tough battles in Iraq. US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales had served three combat tours in Iraq, and was…

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