In this file photo, an Afghan boy holds his ball, as he walks among used tires, in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
Updated: Thursday, 20 May 2010, 9:02 AM EDT
Published : Thursday, 20 May 2010, 9:00 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The U.S. military is investigating allegations that a "small number" of U.S. soldiers were responsible for the unlawful deaths of as many as three Afghan civilians.
A U.S. statement Thursday said the allegations also included illegal drug use, assault and conspiracy. No charges have been filed but one soldier has been placed in pre-trial confinement.
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command began the investigation after receiving credible information from the soldiers' unit earlier this month.
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