Press TV (Published on Feb 2, 2016): Hundreds of British forces are facing criminal investigation over 166 cases of alleged unlawful killing and maltreatment during the country’s military involvement in Afghanistan. The British soldiers are accused of killing 52 Afghans in over a dozen separate incidents. The alleged abuses took place between 2011 and 2013. The Ministry of Defense has launched an investigation to examine the claims. There’s now growing fear that the UK involvement in Afghanistan could bring up a barrage of claims similar to that seen following the Iraq war. More than 15,000 allegations of abuse and murder have been lodged against British soldiers in Iraq.