Findings reveal 15 US troops involved in Kandahar massacre
By Ghanizada - Sat Mar 17 2012, 4:13 pm
A delegation of the Afghan parliament members who visited Kandahar province said at least 15 US troops were behind the assassination of 16 Afghan villagers at Panjwai district in this province.
The delegation included 5 Afghan parliament members who were sent by the Afghan House of Representatives to find out the facts behind the massacre of 16 Afghan civilians at Panjwai district.
The delegation presented its findings report to the Afghan House of Representative which states that the civilians massacre was plotted where at least 15 US troops were involved.
A member of the Afghan parliament Shakila Hashimi who presented the report to the Afghan House of Representatives said false statements were given to the Afghan people by provincial governor Toryalai Weesa and US commander saying that the shooting was carried out by a single US soldier.
She also added, the assassination was carried out by 2 groups of US soldiers consisting of 15 to 20 soldiers and were accompanied by 2 helicopters.
Three Afghan National Army soldiers told the delegation that they were aware when the US troops left their military base.
Shakila Hashimi said, “Three types of weapons were used while killing the civilians and the dresses of the women were taken out of their bodies.”
The delegation urged the Afghan government and Washington that the US troops should face a public trial.
According to reports US officials denied to hand over the US troops to Afghan government and said no US soldier will face trial in Afghanistan based on the agreement between the two nations.
In the meantime Afghan House of Representatives said the military agreement which was signed by United States and NATO with the Afghan government during the transitional period does not have any credibility and was announced as abolished.