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March 11, 2012 11:26 am

U.S. Serviceman Detained in Afghan Shooting

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U.S. servicemen patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone, March 23, 2011.

WSJ – KABUL—A U.S. serviceman walked off his base in southern Afghanistan and opened fire on local civilians early Sunday morning, killing at least 16 people and wounding several more, according to Afghan officials.

The serviceman, who went on the shooting spree in a village about a mile away from the U.S. base in the Panjway district of Kandahar province, has since been taken into custody by U.S.-led coalition forces.

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