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Attorney for soldier accused in Afghanistan attack says suspect is from Lake Tapps, Wash.
SEATTLE (AP) ' The attorney for a soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in Afghanistan says the suspect is from Lake Tapps, Wash.
John Henry Browne, a defense attorney from Seattle, confirmed the identity of 38-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales on Friday.
The military had earlier declined to name the suspect. A senior U.S. official said Friday it was Bales, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation into an incident that has roiled relations with Afghanistan.
AP National Security Writer Robert Burns in Washington contributed to this report.