Soldier Who Shot Unarmed Afghan Man Suspended from Duty by Australian Army

An Australian Army soldier seen shooting a unarmed Afghan man in footage aired by Four Corners has been identified and suspended from duty today.

Australian Defense has issued a statement saying the revelations are “serious and disturbing”.

The statement says the Australian Defense Force conducts its operations under “strict rules of engagement and promotes a culture of ethical and lawful behaviour”.

Defense Minister Linda Reynolds also issued a statement saying she had referred the matter to the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police.

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