A US official has told the AP news agency that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is to be charged with 17 counts of murder in the Afghan massacre.
Fox News is reporting that US Staff Sergeant Bales, who is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians, might be charged today.
The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers, including nine children, has arrived at a maximum-security military prison.
The US army has confirmed that Sgt Robert Bales, the soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan villagers, will be held in a solitary cell awaiting charges.
The Army confirms that Staff Sergeant Robert Bales was transferred to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Bales is being held in pre-trial confinement.
AP: Suspect in attack on Afghan civilians arrives at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, military says: http://t.co/zBdT1N7h -JM
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.