Afghan shooting suspect named

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Afghan president Karzai slams US over probe into alleged killings by soldier

Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticises US over killings probe. Credit: AP

Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticised the US over a claimed lack of co-operation with the probe of the alleged killing of 16 Afghans by a soldier.

Karzai said a team sent to investigate Sunday's shootings in south Afghanistan did not receive co-operation expected from US officials.

Karzai's frustration at lack of cooperation from US

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has launched a verbal attack on the US, describing his position as at the "the end of the rope" because of the lack of U.S. cooperation after 16 civilians died in an apparent US soldier shooting spree, reports AP.

Karzai met with the families of the victims today and said his delegation sent to investigate the deaths didn't receive the cooperation he'd expected from US officials.

This form of activity, this behavior, cannot be tolerated. It's past, past, past the time.

– Hamid Karzai
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