CIVILIAN DEATHS 'DEEPLY SHAME' US
An American commander in Afghanistan has said that he is "deeply ashamed" by the killings of 19 Afghan civilians by US Marines in early March.
He said that the military had paid condolence payments to the families in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Western forces have been accused of carelessness over civilian lives when attacking the Taleban and their allies.
It has become a major issue, with Nato recently saying that its biggest error last year was killing civilians.