Here is how MSNBC reports the story:
'Complex' ambush on convoy in Afghanistan kills 16
A “complex” ambush involving a suicide car bomb and militant gunfire killed 16 Afghan civilians and wounded 25 people during an attack on a coalition convoy in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.
Clearly giving the impression that the civilians were killed by the militants.
Now to the BBC and how the international press is treating the story.
US troops kill Afghan civilians
An incident described by US forces in Afghanistan as a "complex ambush" has left 16 civilians dead. The incident occurred on the road from the eastern city of Jalalabad to Pakistan when a suicide bomber targeted a convoy, sparking a fire fight.
Thousands of local people took to the streets, accusing the Americans of deliberately firing on the civilians.
What a HUGE difference in how the facts are presented.
Of course there is no reason to accept the BBC's reporting over NBC's, until you consider this tid bit from the AP: US soldier deletes AP photographer's photos, threatens violence.
Following a suicide bombing and ensuing gunfight between Afghan militants and American soldiers on Sunday, a US soldier demanded that an Associated Press photographer delete his photos.
Based on the past behavior of the US military, the neverending efforts trying to cover up their mistakes, and the reaction of the local forces, it is a safe bet that at least some the the civilians killed were killed by US forces.
More importantly, it is clear the local population blames the US, and this is the path that will lead to Afghanistan becoming another Iraq.
More excellent work by both the US media and the US armed forces.