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Bogus Afghan Jailers May Face Prison Time

Three American vigilantes tricked NATO peacekeepers into helping with illegal raids, the security force said Wednesday, getting them to send explosives experts and bomb-sniffing dogs to check buildings in Kabul where they had detained suspects. A spokesman said the men, led by former U.S. soldier Jonathan K. Idema, seemed authentic – fluent in military speak, decked out in faux U.S. Army fatigues and claiming to belong to a nonexistent task force. “Their credibility was such that with their uniforms, their approach, our people believed they were what they said they were,” said Cdr. Chris Henderson, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force. “It was a mistake.”Full Story

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