KABUL, Jan. 19 (Reuters) - The Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday that two British soldiers were arrested in connection with "improper conduct" in Afghanistan, after a newspaper report that two children sexually Thrchehema Afghans.
The Sun newspaper quoted ministry sources said the soldiers harassment in two childrenabout ten years old and they filmed their actions with them. Afghan President HamidKarzai in a statement that his government was "disturbed
Deep "of reports of harassment and describe the behavior of the soldiers as" immoral. "
The alleged incident comes only a week after a video showing soldiers from the U.S. Marines as they urinated on the bodies of the dead believed to be Taliban fighters, sparking outrage across Afghanistan.
Karzai's office said in a statement: "the Government of Afghanistan feel very disgusted with the escalation of incidents of immoral character recently between foreign soldiers andthat it is clear that it undermines public confidence and cooperation of the Afghan peoplewith foreign forces."
A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the Royal Military Police opened an investigation into the allegations against the soldiers, but declined to comment on the nature of the allegations.
The spokesman added that the ministry takes all allegations of this nature very seriouslyMokhadd.