U.S. PAID $50,000 FOR EACH AFGHAN KILLED IN SHOOTING RAMPAGE
The families of the dead, who received the money Saturday at the governor’s office, were told that the money came from U.S. President Barack Obama, said Kandahar provincial council member Agha Lalai. He and community elder Jan Agha confirmed the payout amounts.
Survivors previously had received smaller compensation payments from Afghan officials – $2,000 for each death and $1,000 for each person wounded.
Two U.S. officials confirmed that compensation had been paid but declined to discuss exact amounts, saying only that it reflected the devastating nature of the incident. The officials spoke anonymously because of the sensitive nature of the subject.The spokesmen knew the American people would be furious at yet another type of apology from our pos! When will we be paid for our dead? Never is when!
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