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Kandahar massacre: International forces must increase protection of Afghan civilians

Headline Title:  International forces must increase protection of Afghan civilians 12 March 2012 International forces in Afghanistan need to ensure greater accountability for civilian casualties, Amnesty International said in the wake of the killing of more than a dozen people, among them nine children, by a US serviceman.The soldier, believed to be a 38-year old staff sergeant from a nearby US army base, entered two villages in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province in the early hours of Sunday morning and shot dead 16 people. Some of the bodies were reportedly set alight. NATO…

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