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Begich Statement on Tragedy in Kandahar Province


U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today after reports from Afghanistan of the shooting of several Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier:

“I join Americans everywhere in being shocked and saddened by the alleged incident today in Afghanistan.

“This does not reflect the character and integrity of our country’s military men and women. I was pleased to see Defense Secretary Panetta say a full investigation is already underway of how and why this tragedy occurred.

“I know the U.S. military will continue to work to with the Afghanistan government and its people to build a strong and stable country.”

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