Afghanistan

March 26, 2012 - 4:36 AM
In this Sunday, March 11, 2012 photo, an Afghan soldier uses his mobile phone to photograph blood stains on the wall of a home, the scene of an apparent shooting rampage by a U.S. soldier in Panjwai, Kandahar province south of Kabul, Afghanistan. The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed and $11,000 for each person wounded in the shooting spree allegedly committed by a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday. The sums, much larger than typical payments made by the U.S. to families of civilians killed in military operations in Afghanistan, come as the U.S. tries to mend relations following the killing rampage that has threatened to undermine the international effort here. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)