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UK soldiers confess abusing Afghan civilians

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 19:07

Zee Media Bureau

Berlin: Two British soldiers have confessed to committing inappropriate acts against Afghan civilians at a court martial trial on Tuesday.

The soldiers’ identities have not been revealed as this might endanger their lives and are referred to as X, Y and Z soldiers, reported the BBC.

The soldier X has admitted to have abused an Afghan child and soldier Y has confessed meting out racial insult to an Afghan man, said the report.

Soldier X admitted pulling an Afghan boy`s hand towards his crotch while serving in Afghanistan in December 2011, said the report.

While soldier Y admitted to have photographed an Afghan man with a racially-offensive sign, between 16 October 2011 and 6 January 2012, according to the BBC.
Meanwhile soldier Z, their patrol commander, has been cleared of ignorance and failure in dealing with the offences.

First Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 17:51

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