The Australian mistakenly quotes military officer as saying, 'I was killing everybody'

The Australian mistakenly quotes military officer as saying, 'I was killing everybody':

Due to a production error, a quote attributed to Lieutenant Colonel Ghulam Jehlani Shafiq in a report in The Weekend Australian on Saturday (``Afghanistan battles scourge of corruption'', page 16) was altered to change its meaning. Colonel Jehlani did not say: ``It's not like 25 years ago. I was killing everybody.'' In fact, he said: ``It's not like 25 years ago I was killing everybody. At that time too we tried not to have civilian casualties.'' The Australian apologises for the error.

  • Craig Silverman

    Craig Silverman (craig@craigsilverman.ca) is an award-winning journalist and the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification.

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