US soldier open fire on Afghan civilians in Kandahar
By Ghanizada - Sun Mar 11 2012, 10:56 am
International Security Assistance Force following a statement on Sunday announced, a United States service member was detained today in connection to an incident that resulted in Afghan casualties in Kandahar province.
The statement further added, this is a deeply regrettable incident and we extend our thoughts and concerns to the families involved.
ISAF officials said, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A), in cooperation with Afghan authorities, will investigate this incident and release additional information as appropriate.
The source did not disclose further information regarding the incident and those Afghans who suffered from the incident saying, “Requests for information regarding Afghan casualties should be referred to the Ministry of Interior.”
In the meantime provincial governor for southern Kandahar province Dr. Toryalai Weesa said, at least 10 people were killed and 5 others were wounded after a US soldier opened fire on the Afghan civilians.
According to reports the soldier was suffering a nervous breakdown before the attack and had surrendered himself to the US military.
The incident took place around 3:00 am local time at Zangabad area in Zherai district after the US soldier stepped out of the military base in this province.