Australian Troops Alleged to Have Cut Off Hands of Dead Enemy

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian special forces troops are under investigation for allegedly cutting off the hands of at least one dead insurgent in Afghanistan, a national broadcaster reported Friday.

The hands were brought back to the Australian base in Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province to be fingerprinted after a battle in which four insurgents were killed, Australian Broadcasting Corp. said.

The Australian Defense Force confirmed that it is investigating “an incident of potential misconduct” during a combined operation of the Afghan National Security Forces and Australia’s Special Operations Task Group in Zabul province in April, but didn’t provide details.

 

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/08/30/australian-troops-alleged-to-have-cut-off-hands.html?comp=700001075741&rank=2

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