Marines to look at Afghanistan shooting

CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) -- The Marine Corps says an official court of inquiry will look into an incident in which a Marines special operations company is accused of killing several Afghan civilians. No date is set for the inquiry at Camp Lejeune, which will review evidence for the general in charge of the unit. The general will then decide whether criminal charges are warranted. There are disputes about the number of people killed. Afghanistan's Independent Human Rights Commission says a dozen people were killed and 35 were wounded. A Marine spokesman says the number killed might be part of the inquiry. The shooting occurred along a ten-mile section of road after a minivan with explosives rammed a military convoy. Several members of the Marine unit were later ordered out of Afghanistan. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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