He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead…
…The soldier has not been named, but is thought to be a staff sergeant.
BBC’s Quentin Sommerville: "This kind of rogue event is almost unknown in Afghanistan"
He is reported to have walked off his base at around 03:00 local time (22:30 GMT Saturday) and headed to nearby villages, moving methodically from house to house…
At this point all I have is questions, like how did he leave the base? Did he just walk out? Did he drive? Alone? Its very strange. There is certainly a lot more to find out here.
Either way it doesn’t look good.
In many ways Afghanistan appears to be coming to a head.