|Published:||Apr 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 19, 2012 12:40 PM EDT|
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's president has condemned newly revealed photographs that show U.S. soldiers posing with the bloodied remains of three suicide bombers, calling them "disgusting."
Hamid Karzai warned in a statement Thursday that similar incidents in the past sparked angry reactions from Afghans and the international community. He said the act of taking such pictures and sharing them was "odious."
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.
The newspaper said the same platoon later was sent to investigate the remains of three suicide bombers - and soldiers again posed for a photo with the remains.