Wednesday, June 29 2016

Two British soldiers arrested over Afghan child abuse claims

The BBC reports that two British soldiers have been arrested over claims that they sexually abused two Afghan children.

From the BBC:

“Two servicemen from the Mercian Battle Group have been arrested over claims that they abused two Afghan children aged about 10.

“The Sun newspaper said the separate incidents were filmed and shown to colleagues on laptop computers.

“The Ministry of Defence said it took such claims "seriously" and the Royal Military Police were investigating.

“"The Royal Military Police (Special Investigations Branch) has launched an investigation into this. We take any such allegation extremely seriously."”

Last week, video footage showing US marines urinating on Afghan corpses sparked widespread condemnation from all parties involved in the conflict in Afghanistan.

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