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Taliban vow revenge for U.S. soldier's shooting rampage

Afghan Taliban fighters say they will seek revenge after 16 people were left dead when an American soldier went on a house-to-house shooting rampage in two villages.

(CNN) Kabul -- The Afghan Taliban described U.S. forces as "sick-minded American savages," and said in a website statement that the group would mete out punishment for the "barbaric actions."

U.S. officials have expressed shock and sadness over the attack. Afghan leaders have angrily condemned it. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan called it an "unforgivable" crime, noting that nine of the dead were children.

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