Diggers being investigated for killing enemy

The Defence Force has confirmed it is investigating an “incident of potential misconduct” during an operation in Afghanistan a fortnight ago that resulted in the deaths of four insurgents. From the SMH The operation targetted a key insurgent commander “operating in and around Oruzgan province” where most Australian soldiers are stationed.

“During the course of clearing the targetted area, the force element positively identified several armed insurgents moving to gain a tactical advantage and due to the threat posed, the combined (Afghan National Security Force) and (Australian Special Operations Task Group) … engaged and killed four insurgents,” General Hurley said.

 There must be more to it than just this so I guess we will have to wait to see why they are being investigated. In the meantime I’m glad I’m not serving in today’s Army.

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