" Canada’s military started an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate conduct” related to the death of a “presumed insurgent” in the Afghan province of Helmand, the defense ministry said today.
The death occurred on Oct. 19 and the Commander Task Force in Kandahar became aware of the allegations on Dec. 27, according to an e-mailed statement, which didn’t provide any details of the incident. The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service will carry out the probe.
Canada has about 2,700 soldiers in Afghanistan and plans to keep forces there at least through 2011. The nation is part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization mission in Afghanistan."