US soldier charged over Afghan shooting spree

Staff Sgt Robert Bales has been charged with 17 counts of murder and six further counts of assault and attempted murder after a shooting spree which resulted in the deaths of 17 Afghan civilians.

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Soldier charged over massacre

A US official has said that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the soldier accused of a massacre on Afghan civilians, has been charged with 17 counts of murder. He will also face six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault.