Four more UK soldiers disciplined after Afghan civilians killed or injured – The Guardian

Posted March 30th, 2012 in Afghanistan, armed forces, disciplinary procedures, news by tracey

“Military commanders have disciplined a further four British soldiers accused of killing or wounding Afghan civilians. The disclosures come at a time of heightened tension after a series of incidents involving foreign troops, and the killing on Monday of two British soldiers by a member of the Afghan security forces. The Guardian has learned that a British soldier was given an unspecified punishment after an Afghan was fatally shot in the neck while praying in a field. In other cases, a soldier punched and knocked out an Afghan, and another fired a flare into an Afghan’s face.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2012