Two Soldiers arrested over Afghanistan child abuse claims

UK troops arrested over Afghanistan child abuse claims

Soldier on patrol
The Ministry of Defence said it takes abuse allegations "extremely seriously"

Military police are investigating allegations of child abuse by two British soldiers in Afghanistan. The Sun newspaper said the separate incidents were filmed and shown to colleagues on laptop computers. The Ministry of efence said it took such claims "seriously" and the Royal Military Police were investigating. The BBC understands that the two soldiers do not belong to the Mercian battle group as was originally reported by the MoD. The army is not willing to name their unit.

"We are aware that an allegation has been made concerning alleged inappropriate behaviour by two servicemen in Afghanistan," said a spokeswoman. "The Royal Military Police (Special Investigations Branch) has launched an investigation into this. We take any such allegation extremely seriously." BBC News Link "If a service member is found to have committed an offence, or behaved in a manner not in keeping with the appropriate moral standards expected of them, they will be dealt with appropriately through the respective nation's military judicial system." We have been approached before by victims of assault by soldiers.  Those victims may have rise to a civil claim for damages/compensation.  If the assault occurred outside of Britain and was by a British Soldier, it can still be pursued under the English jurisdiction.

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