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Polish soldiers charged over Afghan killings

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WARSAW, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged seven Polish soldiers over the shooting to death of six Afghan civilians.

Prosecutor Karol Frankowski said the killings, which took place in August, were not accidental and did not happen in response to any life endangering situation.

Previously authorities had reported that the civilians were killed in an exchange of fire with Taliban insurgents but the prosecutor said the shooting in an Afghan village was not a response to any attack.

“There wasn’t any situation or anything which could indicate a danger to their lives or to lives of any other soldiers,” Frankowski told a news conference. “Women and children were also victims of this shooting.”

(Writing by Natalia Reiter)

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Written by afghandevnews

November 15, 2007 at 8:20 pm

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