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Harry Reid: Afghan Shooting 'Very Sad, Wrong'

Damage control begins after US soldier goes on shooting rampage in Afghanistan
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2012 8:50 AM CDT
Harry Reid: Afghan Shooting 'Very Sad, Wrong'
Harry Reid in the US Capitol building March 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Damage control has begun in today's Afghanistan shooting rampage by an American soldier, with Harry Reid condemning the incident as "absolutely wrong. Our hearts go out to these innocent people." The death toll is still uncertain, but most victims appear to have been civilians. Reid called the deaths "very, very sad, especially following the incident dealing with the Korans," reports CNN. "Our troops are under such tremendous pressure in Afghanistan. It's a war unlike no other war we've been involved in, but no one can condone or make any suggestion that what he did was right. It was absolutely wrong." Reid was appearing on CNN's State of the Union. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

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