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Wife Defends Soldier Accused In Afghan Rampage [VIDEO]

The wife of a U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians says her husband showed no signs of PTSD before he deployed, and adds that she doesn’t feel like she’ll ever believe he was involved in the killings.

Karilyn Bales
Karilyn Bales (NBC)

Karilyn Bales defended her husband, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in an interview with Matt Lauer for NBC’s “Today” show that aired today.

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Bales says her husband had no nightmares or any other signs of PTSD, and says she didn’t ask him about the accusations when she spoke to him on the phone. She says she’s sure he’ll tell her the truth about what happened.

Karilyn Bales said the accusations are “unbelievable to me.” She added that: “He loves children. He would not do that.”

Robert Bales is being held in a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.


Attacker in Afghan uniform kills 2 NATO troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Officials say an Afghan in an army uniform has shot and killed two international service members inside a NATO base in southern Afghanistan.

NATO spokesman Maj. Jason Waggoner says the attack happened this morning in southern Afghanistan. He says a man in an Afghan army uniform killed two service members and the gunman was shot dead. He declined to provide further details.

A Western official in southern Afghanistan confirmed that the incident happened at a base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, but declined to give further details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not been officially released.

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