Judge Accepts Plea Deal From Afghan Soldier …

BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN — The Afghan soldier accused of killing 16 U.S. military personnel in a "green-on-blue" attack, many of them asleep in their tents, pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in an effort to avoid the death penalty. Corporal Mohammed Ibrahim Mohammed's plea ensures that he will avoid the most serious punishments from the Afghan court, including death by firing squad, dismemberment, torture with fire, and sex with a woman.

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