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Inside Fraud Blamed For Blasts That Killed Several U.S. Troops

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Inside fraud in Afghanistan is being blamed for explosions that killed several U.S. soldiers.

It's outlined in a report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

It says two Afghan contractors accepted $1 million from the U.S. government to put up barriers to protect troops from IED blasts but never installed them or installed them improperly.

It was part of a $32 million effort to seal off underground pipelines often used for hiding homemade bombs.

The two Afghan Contractors are now charged with fraud and negligible homicide.

Read the Report Here

Reporter: Sophia Stamas sstamas@kcentv.com

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