Two US soldiers probed for Afghan prisoner abuse

The US military is investigating whether two of its soldiers abused a detainee in Afghanistan, a military statement said. Capt. Roger T. Hill and 1st Sgt. Tommy L. Scott, both of 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, are facing an article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury investigation, to determine whether they should be brought to trial, the statement said. The initial hearing was held Monday at the US Camp Salerno, in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province. It follows a report from within the unit about potential detainee abuse, the statement said. The military did not provide details about the alleged abuse or its possible victim.