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Militant Afghans attack on visiting delegation

Militants in Afghanistan have launched an attack on a government delegation visiting the site where a US soldier killed 16 civilians.

Two of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's brothers and several top security officials were in the delegation in Panjwai in Kandahar province.

One Afghan soldier and three militants were killed, police said, and the delegation is heading back to Kandahar.

The US soldier said to have carried out Sunday's attacks is under arrest.

Quentin Somerville reports.

  • 13 Mar 2012