U.S. Service Member Detained in Afghanistan

The soldier reportedly opened fire on civilians, killing as many as 17 Afghans.
1:16 | 03/11/12

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Breaking news and another stunning and major blow to relations between the United States and Afghanistan. A US service members -- detained in southern Afghanistan for allegedly going off on a Rampage and killing civilians. ABC's Mohammed -- -- joins us from Islamabad Pakistan. With the latest -- Brought it happened at 3 AM this morning pitch dark outside when the soldier left his base in Kandahar went to a residential area. And opened fire according to local officials on the ground as many as seventeen Afghan civilians were gunned down in the Rampage many more. Injured those injured were treated at a -- hospital the soldier. Then returned to his base and reportedly. Turned himself in. At this point it's not yet clear if the soldier knew his victims or if in fact in a more frightening scenario this was completely unprovoked. This incident is the latest -- what's been a very tense few weeks in honest -- After US forces admitted to what they say was accidentally burning -- and US air force base Afghans responded with rage and anger and protests in the streets. -- six US soldiers were killed in retaliation. The -- is that today's shooting spree will spawn more violence with the Talabani even ordinary Afghans already calling for revenge.

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