Posted 5 years ago on March 11, 2012, 9:02 a.m. EST by GildasSapiens
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"Soldier opens fire on civilians in three separate homes near military base in Kandahar province before surrendering.
A US soldier has killed more than a dozen civilians in a shooting spree in southern Afghanistan before being detained, officials say.
A member of the Kandahar provincial council who visited the site of the shooting in Panjwai district told Al Jazeera that at least 17 civilians were killed when the soldier left his base early on Sunday morning and opened fire.
The Kandahar governor's office put the number of killed civilians at 15.
'Eleven members of my family are dead. They are all dead,' Haji Samad, an elder from Panjwai district, told the AFP news agency."