UK military investigating hundreds of alleged abuses in Afghanistan

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More than 120 Royal military police investigating 600 allegations made by 150 people against British soldiers, MoD says

The political row over legal action against British soldiers who served overseas has intensified after the Ministry of Defence confirmed that more than 120 royal military police (RMP) personnel are investigating alleged abuses in Afghanistan.

The scale of the inquiry into claims that British troops mistreated Afghan detainees between 2005 and 2013 has expanded to include more than 600 allegations made by 150 individuals.

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