The Secretary of State in U.S., Hillary Clinton has expressed her grief on the killing of 16 Afghan citizens by a U.S. soldier. The incident took place on Sunday in which a soldier in southern Kandahar entered a village and killed the residents in three of the houses in his horrible firing. Hillary Clinton feels that this incident would not hinder the performance regarding mission of United States in Afghanistan.
"This terrible incident does not change our steadfast dedication to protecting the Afghan people and to doing everything we can to help build a strong and stable Afghanistan. ... But, we recognize that an incident like this is inexplicable and will certainly cause many questions to be asked," Hillary said in her comments.
She also emphasized that the act does not represent the American nation and their government and the person responsible for the brutal killing would be tried according to law for his act. The soldier has been taken into custody by the authorities and investigations are being carried out from him.
“This is not who we are and the United States is committed to seeing that those who are responsible are held accountable,” she assured about the trial of the accused. “But I hope that everyone understands in Afghanistan and the rest of the world that the United States is committed to seeing Afghanistan continue its move toward a stable, secure, prosperous, democratic state,” Hillary tried to clear the position of her state after the news of massacre spread everywhere.
Hillary realizes the pain and misery of the Afghan people who have been the victim of the attack and their relatives who lost their loved ones in the sudden fire. "This is terrible, awful—I can't even imagine the impact on the families who were subject to this attack and the loss of children in this terrible incident," Clinton said in her message.The incident has been condemned by other countries as well along with the Afghan people and government. United States is having a tough time in Afghanistan and the U.S. leadership recognizes that they need to have a clear strategy to handle the situation there. The American forces are under great pressure in Afghanistan and the number of such incidents is increasing over the passage of time. In some of the incidents, the victims are the fellow soldiers while in others innocent civilians become the target.