Military police dismiss allegations of abuse by Canadian troops in Afghanistan

Military police have dismissed three more claims alleging abuse of detainees by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.

In a year-end report released today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service says three allegations of detainee abuse filed in 2009 were unfounded.

The report says investigators determined that soldiers acted appropriately toward the detainees.

The investigation is completely separate from the recent political furor over the abuse of detainees by Afghan authorities and why Canada continued to hand over detainees in 2006-07 despite reports of torture.

Since 2006, the military police have looked into a dozen claims of abuse by Canadian soldiers and found all but one were unfounded.

A single allegation, filed last year, is still being investigated.