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Body found near base ID’d as Afghan torture victim

Disappearance of slaying suspect spurs rift with US

KABUL — The footless body of an Afghan man missing since November was found Tuesday near the former US Special Forces base to which he was last seen being taken, according to Afghan officials and victims’ representatives.

Afghan investigators said that after his disappearance, the man, Sayid Mohammad, was seen in a video being tortured by an Afghan-American named Zakaria Kandahari, whom the officials identified as the chief interpreter for a US Army Special Forces A Team stationed at the base. The US military denies that Kandahari is a US citizen and said he was no longer working for the A Team when the video was made.

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