Sunday, March 11, 2012
US occupation Army kill 17 Afghan civilians
A U.S. service member walked off his base in southern Afghanistan and opened fire on local civilians early Sunday morning, killing at least 17 people, according to Afghan officials.
The service member has since been taken into custody by U.S.-led coalition forces.
A spokesman for the governor of Kandahar province, where the incident took place, said 17 civilians were killed and six were wounded. Other Afghan officials put the death toll higher.