March 25, 2011
THE Defence Force has launched an investigation after Australian soldiers serving in Afghanistan posted racist messages and apparently insulted the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, on their Facebook pages.
In one message, a soldier serving in Afghanistan refers to locals as ''sand niggaz'' and ''dune coons'', and jokes about running them over with his vehicle.
Most of the images and comments were posted on publicly accessible website pages.
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