The U.S. military has launched a criminal investigation into allegations that a small number of U.S. soldiers were responsible for the unlawful deaths of as many as three civilians in Afghanistan, the military said Thursday.
The case includes allegations of illegal drug use, assault and conspiracy, the United States Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement.
One soldier has been put in pre-trial confinement, but no charges have been put forward. The probe started earlier in May after investigators received "credible information" about the case from the soldiers' unit.
The incident comes amid dogged efforts by the U.S. military to avoid civilian casualties during war operations, such as raids and airstrikes. The public outcry against such deaths and injuries has undermined support for international and Afghan government troops.
if they would stop supporting the insurgents in conducting terrorist act , they would not find themslves on the streets or mingled with bad people, but inside the shelter of their homes.
Stop crying wolf, those are tomorrow's enemy
Dead – they are innocent civilians
Alive – they are Taliban and Al-Quida
THIS JUST IN...COWARD AZ SHERIFF LETS K9 LOOSE ON WOMAN STANDING RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM. DOG RUNS IN OTHER DIRECTION.