Indian UN Peacekeepers Investigated For Extensive Sexual Abuse In Congo

09/13/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NEW DELHI - The Indian army said Wednesday that it was investigating UN allegations its troops had engaged in sexual abuse while on peacekeeping duties in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A UN statement on Tuesday said a probe had "revealed prima facie evidence" that the soldiers may have engaged in sexual exploitation and abuse.

One anonymous UN official said the case involved abuse of young girls and boys by at least 100 Indian peacekeepers over several years.

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