Karzai denounces photos of US troops as “disgusting”
In a statement, the Afghan leader warned that similar incidents of an odious nature in the past sparked angry reactions from Afghans, including violent protests that left dozens dead.
He said it was a disgusting act to take photos with body parts and then share it with others. The photos were published in Wednesday's Los Angeles Times.
One shows members of the 82nd Airborne Division posing in 2010 with Afghan police holding the severed legs of a suicide bomber.
A photo from the second incident appears to show the hand of a dead insurgent resting on a US soldier's shoulder as the soldier smiles.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid condemned the pictures as disrespectful. In an email, he condemned both the US soldiers who took the pictures and the Afghan police who also featured in them.
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