Melbourne, Aug. 30: An internal defence investigation is being carried out over allegations that Australian special forces soldiers cut the hands off a dead Afghan insurgent.
Australian Defence Force (ADF) chief General David Hurley revealed in May that an inquiry was being carried out, but gave no details of what was being investigated.
According to the Courier Mail, Hurley referred to the episode as only an incident of potential misconduct.
Australian troops seek to identify all dead insurgents for intelligence purposes. (ANI)