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US blood money in Afghanistan

Issue No. 2296

The US has had to pay compensation for the people killed and injured when US troops murdered 17 civilians earlier this month.

They paid £31,500 for each villager killed and £6,931 for each person wounded.

This is small change compared to the £307 billion that the US has spent on the occupation of Afghanistan.

The military still deny that more than one soldier was involved in the slaughter.

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Tue 27 Mar 2012, 17:53 BST
Issue No. 2296
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