Three hurt in shooting at Afghan memorial service

March 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Kabul, March 13 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a shooting Tuesday at a service held for 16 Afghan civilians killed by a US soldier in Kandahar province, Xinhua reported.

The shooting took place Sunday in Zangabad village of Panjwai district when a US soldier walked out from a military camp and broke into three houses and began shooting indiscriminately, killing 16 civilians, including nine children and three women, and injured nine others.

A service to pay homage to the civilians was held in Zangabad Tuesday, “but an unknown number of armed men” began shooting from the nearby areas, a provincial administration official said.

An Afghan soldier was among the injured.

Several government officials, including two brothers of President Hamid Karzai, attended the memorial service.

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