Afghan slaughter ‘unforgivable’, says Hamid Karzai

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AN American soldier was being interrogated today after opening fire on civilians in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 16, including children, in an attack described by Afghan president Hamid Karzai as "unforgivable." Nine children and three women were among the dead, Mr Karzai said. The shooter was an Army staff sergeant based out of the Fort Lewis-McChord joint base in Washington state, senior US officials told FOX News Channel. In an interview on ABC News, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby added that the solder is married with two children and was on his first mission in Afghanistan. He is being interrogated, Mr Kirby said. According to The Wall Street Journal, the soldier…

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