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RAF serviceman 'posed with Taliban body'

The RAF has launched an investigation after photographs emerged appearing to show a British serviceman giving a thumbs-up sign while posing with the dead body of a Taliban soldier.

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RAF takes Taliban photo incident 'extremely seriously'

The Ministry of Defence said "inappropriate actions will not be tolerated" after photos emerged appearing to show an RAF serviceman giving a thumbs-up sign next to the body of a dead Taliban fighter.

An MoD spokesman said:

Inappropriate actions will not be tolerated in the armed forces; the RAF is treating this incident extremely seriously and has launched a military police investigation.

As this incident is subject to an ongoing investigation it would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.

– MoD spokesman

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