U.S. pays Afghans $50K per shooting death
(AP) KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The United States has paid $50,000 in compensation for each Afghan killed in the shooting spree attributed to a U.S. soldier in southern Afghanistan, an Afghan official and a community elder said Sunday.
The families of the dead received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai.
Each wounded person received $11,000, Lalai said. Community elder Jan Agha confirmed the same figures.
They were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, Lalai said. (Continue story)