Afghanistan: Britain accused in death of child

British soldiers are accused of shooting dead a 12-year-old boy close to the Afghan capital, Kabul. NATO told AlJazeera March 22 that an investigation into the incident is under way. The soldiers apparently opened fire on the vehicle in which the boy and his family were travelling. Meanwhile, NATO-led forces reportedly killed 38 Taliban fighters in two attacks in Helmand province. (AlJazeera, March 22)

US Marines accused of shooting and killing civilians after a March 4 suicide bombing in Nangahar province are under investigation, and their entire unit of 120 troops has been ordered to leave the country. (AP, March 23)

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