BERLIN: Two German soldiers have been suspended following the publication of photographs of troops holding a human skull in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung said on Friday.
"Two soldiers have been suspended from their duties," the minister told reporters in Berlin.
They are being investigated on suspicion of disturbing the peace of the dead, which is a legal offence in Germany punishable by up to three years in prison.
The scandal broke on Wednesday when Bild newspaper ran pictures of Bundeswehr soldiers mounting a skull on a vehicle bearing the German flag and the name of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
Friday, October 27, 2006
Breaking News: German soldiers still assholes
I'm sure this won't have any ramifications whatsoever in the war: