Staff Sgt Robert Bales pictured on a US military website
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US names Afghan killings suspect as Staff Sgt Robert Bales

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in a massacre that has undermined relations with Kabul has been named as Staff Sgt Robert Bales.

He has arrived at a maximum security military prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after being flown from Kuwait, the US Army has said.

Sgt Bales' lawyer, John Henry Browne, said he had been injured twice while serving in Iraq.

The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports.

  • 17 Mar 2012
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