Obama: We'll Find 'Anyone Responsible' in Afghan Shooting

President calls alleged shooting of civilians 'tragic and shocking'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2012 1:53 PM CDT
US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on March 9, 2012.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – President Obama weighed in today with his own reaction to the 16 Afghans allegedly gunned down by one or more US soldiers, the AP reports. He called the killings "tragic and shocking" and promised "to get the facts as quickly as possible and to hold accountable anyone responsible." Earlier, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he talked to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, telling him a suspect had been arrested and that "we will bring those responsible to justice." See more reactions here.

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