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.