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An urgent investigation is underway after it was revealed that tissue samples from soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence.
The remains, which have been held without permission from families, were discovered last month at Bulford camp in Wiltshire. A number of body parts were also found at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
Tonight the Army said they're "deeply sorry" and that investigations are being carried out to identify families affected
Speaking to BBC News, Major General James Everard, Assistant Chief of the General Staff, said:
The body parts and tissue of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence without the permission of their families.
Officials have admitted that six body parts and more than 50 tissue samples were retained by the Royal Military Police.
They were discovered last month when a new manager was appointed at the Military Police's Special Investigations Branch (SIB).
An urgent investigation has been launched and the MOD are trying to identify and inform the families affected.
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The body parts and tissue of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence without their families' permission.