Read as much as you want on BostonGlobe.com, anywhere and anytime, for just 99¢.

Afghan officials attacked at site of civilian killings

BALANDI, Afghanistan (AP) — Seconds after the Afghan president’s brothers stepped outside the village mosque where they had been attending a memorial ceremony Tuesday for 16 civilians allegedly killed by a US soldier, the Taliban opened fire.

An Afghan army soldier protecting the two men — part of a high-level government delegation that was visiting one of the two villages where the killings took place — was shot in the head almost instantly and died.

Your comment is subject to the rules of our Posting Policy

This comment may appear on your public profile. Public Profile FAQ

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week