Four soldiers charged over death of Afghan who shot Czech dead

The Czech military police have charged four soldiers for their part in the death of an Afghan fighter who shot dead a Czech dog handler named Tomáš Procházka in 2018, the weekly Respekt reported. The weekly said the four were members of a Czech Army elite special forces group. Two have been charged with the use of violence and disobeying orders and the other two face charges of failing to provide assistance and breaching service rules, Respekt said.

Afghan witnesses said that fighter Vahidullah Chan had been uninjured prior to being interrogated by Czech soldiers but showed signs of being brutally beaten when he was later handed over to US troops.

Author: Ian Willoughby