Soldiers won't be charged

The Canadian Forces National Investigative Service says charges won't be laid in response to former Afghan interpreter Ahmadshah Malgarai's allegations that Canadian soldiers shot an unarmed Afghan teen and tried to cover it up. He also suggested troops transferred prisoners they knew would be tortured. The military said the teen was armed and posed a threat, and that there was little evidence in the other allegations.

Published: Wednesday, 01/19/2011 12:00 am EST

The Canadian Forces National Investigative Service says charges won't be laid in response to former Afghan interpreter Ahmadshah Malgarai's allegations that Canadian soldiers shot an unarmed Afghan teen and tried to cover it up. He also suggested troops transferred prisoners they knew would be tortured. The military said the teen was armed and posed a threat, and that there was little evidence in the other allegations.

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