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Afghan shooting suspect named

The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has been named as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a US Official has told Reuters.

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US army commander: shooting was a 'tragedy'

General David M. Rodriguez, commanding general of US Army Forces Command, says the shooting of Afghan civilians was a "tragedy" and that the military would hold people accountable.

He was speaking at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where Army Staff Sergeant Bales was based.

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