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General David M. Rodriguez, commanding general of US Army Forces Command, says the shooting of Afghan civilians was a "tragedy" and that the military would hold people accountable.
He was speaking at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where Army Staff Sergeant Bales was based.
The first pictures have been released of US Army Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, the soldier implicated in the massacre of 16 villagers in Afghanistan this week.
Sergeant Bales is enroute from Kuwait to USAG Fort Leavenworth.
He has not yet been charged over the incident.
The American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians has been named as Staff Sergeant Robert Bales, a US Official has told Reuters.
A US Official has confirmed that the soldier who is accused of the mass shooting of 16 Afghan civilians, is "en route" to a prison in Kansas.
Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai have spoken and reaffirmed the plan for transition to full Afghan security responsibility by the end of 2014, a White House spokesman said.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai criticised the US over a claimed lack of co-operation with the probe of the alleged killing of 16 Afghans by a soldier.
Karzai said a team sent to investigate Sunday's shootings in south Afghanistan did not receive co-operation expected from US officials.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has launched a verbal attack on the US, describing his position as at the "the end of the rope" because of the lack of U.S. cooperation after 16 civilians died in an apparent US soldier shooting spree, reports AP.
Karzai met with the families of the victims today and said his delegation sent to investigate the deaths didn't receive the cooperation he'd expected from US officials.