March 13th, 2012
04:25 AM ET

Hundreds protest in Afghanistan over shooting of civilians

Hundreds of people took to the streets Tuesday in eastern Afghanistan to protest the recent killing of 16 civilians, which has been blamed on a U.S. soldier who walked off base in the middle of the night and went door-to-door on a shooting spree.

In Jalalabad, near the border with Pakistan, "hundreds of protestors, many of whom are university students, have taken to the streets," said Ahmad Zaii Abdulzai, a spokesman for Jalalabad Naghar Province.

He said there had not been any damage or casualties from the protests, but the Jalalabad-Kabul highway was closed to traffic.

"We are in the process of trying to re-open," he said.

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  1. High Hopes

    None of my posts go through...

    March 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Greek American


    Again your idiocracy shows in your posts. Just carpet bomb and nuke everyone mentality is what got us here in the first placen thanks to neo nazi fascist tea bagger mentalities such as yours.

    March 13, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. High Hopes

    No, because they have bad words in them like Jurisprudence!



    Stick around you might learn something, again!

    March 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. High Hopes

    The Afghan people need to file for jurisdiction in this case. This was not a war crime, it was a hate crime committed in the most atrocious way against helpless children.

    There is such a thing as jurisprudence and there have been other 'lone wolves' that were serving in our military abroad who have committed crimes against the general population and have been prosecuted by local authorities.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
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