Two US men have been charged over the murder of two Afghans after a traffic accident in Kabul last May.
Justin Cannon, 27, and Chris Drotleff, 29, worked for a subsidiary of security firm Xe, formerly known as Blackwater.
The men were sacked after the incident for failing to comply with the terms of their contract.
The charges came on the same day that Xe reached a settlement in a number of separate civil lawsuits over the killings of Iraqi civilians.
The Justice Department said Mr Cannon and Mr Drotleff faced murder charges and could face the death penalty if found guilty.
According to the indictment, two people were killed and one injured as a result of the shooting at an intersection in Kabul.