16 Aug 2010

Polish soldiers blow up Afghan house ‘for fun’

Soldiers charged for 'wasting ammunition'

Three Polish soldiers serving in the NATO mission in Afghanistan are facing up to eight years in prison after a newspaper obtained video of them blowing up an abandoned Afghan house "for fun."

"This is how soldiers play in Afghanistan," declares the headline at Poland's Republic newspaper, which obtained video of a house being blown up in a desolate Afghan valley.

"Beautiful," a voice can be heard after the house explodes. "Winnie the Pooh's hut has been blown up," the soldier says, using a rhyming Polish expression. "That'll show 'em our strength," another soldier can be heard saying, to laughter.

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