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US soldier charged with 17 murders for Afghan shootings

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The US soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians will be charged with 17 separate counts of murder.

Alleged victims of 38-year-old Staff Sergeant Robert Bales included three women and nine children.

Bales is said to have left his base and attacked villagers in Kandahar province last week.