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Further Afghan desecration photos published in Germany

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Further Afghan desecration photos published in Germany


The German paper Bild has published more photographs purporting to show German soldiers desecrating human bones in Afghanistan. The latest images show a mock execution of a skeleton assembled from various human remains. The paper’s publication of photos on Wednesday led to the suspension of two of the soldiers involved.

Nine suspects have been investigated on the matter so far. The paper says more soldiers may have been involved in the scandal than previously thought. There are growing fears that German troops could now be exposed to greater dangers.

On Thursday, Germany told its embassies to tighten security measures due to concerns the photos could harm its image abroad. The German Defence Ministry said on Friday the two soldiers suspended were involved in images taken in 2003.

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