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Afghan shooting suspect identified


UNDATED (WKOW) -- We now know the name of the American soldier accused of killing more than a dozen civilians in Afghanistan.

The soldier's lawyer says he is Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales.

Bales is accused of shooting and killing 16 people, including nine children. The 38-year-old hasn't been charged.

Bales is being flown from Kuwait to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

The military says Bales served three tours in Iraq before being sent to Afghanistan. He received sniper training and is assigned to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, which is based in Washington state at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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