A mourner cries over the bodies of Afghan civilians, allegedly shot by a rogue U.S. soldier, in the Alkozai village in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Sixteen people were killed, including women and children, in three Afghan houses.
An Afghan youth mourns for relatives, who were allegedly killed by a U.S. service member in Panjwai. NATO's International Security Assistance Force said it had arrested a soldier "in connection to an incident that resulted in Afghan casualties in Kandahar province", without giving an exact figure for the dead or wounded.
Afghan security forces stand guard outside a home where witnesses say Afghans were killed by a U.S. soldier in Panjwai. An Afghan youth recounted the terrifying scene in his home as a lone U.S. soldier moved stealthily through it during a killing spree, then crouched down and shot his father in the thigh as he stepped out of the bedroom. The soldier, now in U.S. custody, is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in their homes in the middle of the night and then burning some of their corpses.
A U.S. soldier, part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, stands outside a military base in Panjwai. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says a U.S. service member has killed more than a dozen people in a shooting including nine children and three women. Karzai called the attack Sunday "an assassination" and demanded an explanation from the United States. He says several people were also wounded in the attack on two villages near a U.S. base in the southern province of Kandahar.