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Seventeen civilians killed in Afghanistan's Helmand

27 August 2012 Last updated at 19:39 BST

Seventeen civilians have been killed by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.

The bodies of two women and 15 men were found by the side of a road in the Musa Qala district.

Meanwhile, 10 Afghan army soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack in the same province.

In eastern Afghanistan, two US soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan National Army soldier.

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports from Kabul.