The most recent body count is 10.
A US soldier has been detained in southern Afghanistan in connection with an incident involving civilian casualties in the southern Kandahar province, according to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
Local officials told Al Jazeera that at least 17 civilians were killed when the soldier left his base in Panjwai district early on Sunday morning and opened fire.
Captain Justin Brockhoff, a spokesman for ISAF, could not confirm any fatalities in the incident.
“This is a horrific incident, and our thoughts are with the families of the affected. Our initial reports indicate multiple civilians - between four and six- are wounded. Those civilians are receiving care at coalition medical facilities," he told Al Jazeera.
"At this point we do not have an indication - we can not speculate about the individual's motives."
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