US soldier detained over killing of Afghan civilians
epa03140920 Afghan Police and local residents stand around a mini van carrying the bodies of the alleged victims who were killed by a US soldiers, at their village in Panjwai district in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 11 March 2012. The unnamed US soldier reportedly walked out of his base before dawn and started shooting at Afghan civilians inside their homes killings more than a dozen people. Civilian deaths committed by international forces fighting the Taliban insurgency have been a major source of friction between the Afghan government and its Western allies. The American soldier accused of killing around a dozen civilians in southern Afghanistan has been arrested, NATO said 11 March. EPA/I. SAMEEM
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