Report: Australian Troops Killed 39 Afghans In "Blooding" Practice

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Report: Australian Troops Killed 39 Afghans In "Blooding" Practice
An Australian military investigation found evidence troops killed Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians as part of a practice called "blooding."
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A disturbing report by the Australian military found troops unlawfully killed 39 Afghan prisoners, farmers and civilians.

A top official said in some instances, troops would shoot a prisoner just to achieve their first kill.

According to the findings, 25 Australian troops were involved in the killings that began in 2009. A majority took place in 2012 and 2013.