US soldier who shot Afghan civilians killed seven

March 11, 2012 15:08

KABUL - A US soldier who opened fire on Afghan civilians in the southern Kandahar province on Sunday killed at least seven people, the provincial governor's office said, an incident likely to further strain ties between Washington and Kabul.

Of the casualties, at least seven were killed, the office said. The violence comes after the accidental burning of Korans at a NATO base by US soldiers last month spurred deadly protests and plunged US-Afghan ties to a new low.

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