The first day this story broke, I read a story on Yahoo (via Reuters) which included neighbor's accounts of the killing spree. They claimed that there were multiple, drunk and laughing soldiers. When I noticed that other news articles did not include these accounts, and that they were all towing the party line (i.e. a lone gunmen snapped and went on a rampage), I quickly saved the Reuters article before it disapeared.
It did disapear from Yahoo within an hour and was replaced with accounts of a "Rogue" gunman. However, the article can still be found via other sources: "Western forces kill 16 civilians in Afghanistan: Kabul government"
I understand why the government and armed forces would wish to perpetuate the "rouge" version of the story. It is much less devistating to the reputation of our armed forces abroad. However, if our soldiers are so broken that drunken killing sprees of women and children constitute "a night on the town," we should reevaluate both our deployment standards and our "mission" in Afghanistan.