KABUL, Afghanistan (Mon, Mar. 12) – The Afghan Taliban have threatened to take revenge on Monday in response to brutal killing of Afghans by a U.S. troop on Sunday night and burning the bodies subsequently.
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The tragic incident would certainly fuel the fire of anger which wasn’t still extinguished even after the written apologize by U.S. President Barack Obama after U.S. troops burnt the Holy Quran in February this year.
Security around the military bases across Afghanistan has been tightened following the threats of retaliations from Taliban after the shooting spree in the villages of Alkozai and Najeeban of Kandahar province. At least 16 civilians were killed, including women and children, in this insane shooting by U.S. troop who later on surrendered to the U.S. military authorities but his name has kept secret until now.
The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan has also cautioned the American citizens to be careful due to the possibility of reactions of Kandahar incident.
The Taliban said in a statement on their website that "sick-minded American savages" committed the "blood-soaked and inhumane crime" in two villages in Panjwai district, a rural region outside Kandahar that is the stronghold of the Taliban and where U.S.-led coalition forces have fought for control for years.
The Taliban promised the families of the victims that it would take revenge "for every single martyr with the help of Allah."