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March 17, 2012 7:49 pm

Afghan President Blasts U.S. Handling of Massacre

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President Hamid Karzai, of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Photo: White House.

WSJ – KABUL—Afghan President Hamid Karzai renewed his criticism of the U.S. over its handling of a village massacre, accusing the U.S. of blocking an Afghan investigation and rejecting the claim that a single soldier was responsible.

But the Afghan leader also issued a joint statement with President Barack Obama on Friday that he was open to discussions about his surprise demand that the U.S.-led coalition pull its forces out of villages and return to bases.

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