An American Soldier is accused of killing 16 Afghans on Sunday.
These 16 Afghans included men, women and children.
According to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in a CNN article, the army soldier could face the death penalty for this multiple house shooting.
Because of this shooting there are fears that this could reignite anger that led to deadly riots after U.S. troops burned Qurans, according to CNN.
The soldier has not been identified at this moment, but according to General John Allen, the U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, in an interview with CNN, the suspect had previously served three tours of duty in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan.
According to The Los Angeles Times, the soldier may be from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
This base is one of the largest on the West Coast that has more than 60,000 military and civilian personnel. Many of the troops at Lewis-McChord end up in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The reason why the soldier's background with Lewis-McChord is important is because according to The Los Angeles Times, it is one of the most troubled bases in the U.S. Army.
At the base 12 suicides have been reported along with an Iraq War Veteran that shot and killed a park ranger earlier this year.