Taliban Attacks Delegation At Site Of U.S. Killings - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Taliban Attacks Delegation At Site Of U.S. Killings

BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) – Seconds after the Afghan president's brothers stepped outside the village mosque where they had been attending a memorial ceremony Tuesday for 16 civilians allegedly killed by a U.S. soldier, the Taliban opened fire.

An Afghan army soldier protecting the two men — part of a high-level government delegation that was visiting one of the two villages where the killings took place — was shot in the head and died.

The visitors escaped in their cars unharmed, but two other Afghan army personnel were wounded in the 20-minute gun battle that ensued. click here to read more

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