Sunday March 11, 2012
KABUL: Up to 18 Afghans were killed or wounded by a rogue American soldier who opened fire on civilians in southern Kandahar province, governor of Qandar Provece said Sunday.
" a US soldier walked off his base and started shooting at civilians. Ten Killed eight and injured last night
"What we know at this stage is that there have been casualties in two villages
Dr,Wesa Governor of Qandahr Provence said to BNA.
"A delegation has been sent to find out how this has happened as well as to determine the dead and injured."
The soldier has been detained, NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.
"A United States service member was detained today in connection to an incident that resulted in Afghan casualties in Kandahar province," it said, without specifying the number of victims.
"This is a deeply regrettable incident and we extend our thoughts and concerns to the families involved," ISAF said.
"US Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), in cooperation with Afghan authorities, will investigate this incident and release additional information as appropriate."