US says soldier in Afghan massacre arrives at Kansas base

By REUTERS
March 17, 2012 05:52

 
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WASHINGTON - The US soldier suspected in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers this week arrived on Friday at a US military base in Kansas, where he will be held in a solitary cell awaiting charges, the US Army said.

"The Army confirms that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Bales is being held in pre-trial confinement," the Army said in a statement.

Bales is suspected of walking off his base in southern Afghanistan and gunning down the Afghan civilians, including nine children and three women. He was flown to Kuwait several days after the killings.

He will be held in "special housing in his own cell," the Army said.

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