Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers | US news | The Guardian

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Outrage has greeted media reports that say American intelligence officials believe a Russian military intelligence unit offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, including targeting Americans.

The story first appeared in the New York Times, citing its sources as unnamed officials briefed on the matter, and followed up by the Washington Post. The reports said that the US had come to the conclusion about the operation several months ago and offered rewards for successful attacks last year.

It is not clear if bounties were ever paid out for successfully killing American soldiers.

Source: Outrage mounts over report Russia offered bounties to Afghanistan militants for killing US soldiers | US news | The Guardian