Afghan parliament urges prosecution of US soldiers for fatal wreck, riots Joe Shaulis at 10:44 AM ET
[JURIST] Lawmakers in Afghanistan [JURIST news archive] have called for the prosecution of US soldiers for a vehicle accident that killed as many as five Afghans and set off deadly riots [AP report] earlier this week in the capital of Kabul. The nonbinding motion, passed in the Afghan Parliament Tuesday, calls for the soldiers to be handed over to Afghan authorities. A US military spokesman said that the driver of the truck, which slammed into a line of cars on Monday, had not been arrested and that a brake failure is the likely cause of the accident. The spokesman said the US Defense Department [official website] was investigating whether the soldiers had fired at or toward angry demonstrators. After stoning the US convoy, the mob looted the offices of international aid organizations.
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