United States military investigating Afghanistan shooting video

US Army investigates video showing troop 'firing weapon at civilian truck' in Afghanistan

US Army investigates video showing troop 'firing weapon at civilian truck' in Afghanistan

An anonymous user recently uploaded the video to YouTube under the title "Happy Few Ordnance Symphony", then quickly removed it, Politico reported.

The U.S. military is investigating a video posted on an Internet website showing what appears to be a U.S. service member shooting at a civilian truck while driving in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said Thursday it had opened an investigation after a video posted online appears to show an American soldier firing a shotgun at the driver of a civilian truck in Afghanistan. And while the investigation is still in its early stages, a US official said if a USA service member was responsible, the action would be "deeply troubling".

However, the short clip does not show what happened to the driver.

US Central Command also told Politico said an investigation into this video is underway, and "appropriate actions" will be taken as a result of this probe.

The incident is nestled within a three-minute video, overdubbed with hip-hop music, that is a compilation of macho, helmet-cam footage showing USA special operations forces at work in Afghanistan.

The longer video was posted on a Facebook page and has since been deleted but has been reposted on other sites.

As the vehicle passes the civilian truck, a round - believed to be non-lethal such as a beanbag - is fired into the window, shattering it.

Centcom chief General Joe Votel said he had seen the video. "We reject the unprofessional and callous message this video conveys".

"I can assure you that this video does not represent the professionalism or humanity of the men and women of U.S. Central Command", U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, said.

One gunner has a "Trump" sticker attached to his gun turret, indicating the video was shot in the past year.

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