In March of this year an unnamed ‘Rogue soldier’ had been reported to have killed sixteen and wounded five civilians, which soon grew to six, in two villages in Kandahar Province. Military officials front-loaded the idea that he was alone during the massacres; some witnesses have claimed that several other soldiers were involved. Patrick Martin at has written that nearly every fact the US military has asserted is false according to witnesses and the Karzai government. Nine of the dead were children; in one house eleven bodies were placed in a pile and burned. Eleven of the total dead consisted of one entire family.