Taliban could give evidence inquiry into unlawful killings by British soldiers

The Taliban will be able to give evidence to a UK inquiry into allegations of unlawful killings by British soldiers in Afghanistan, a judge has said.

According to Sky News, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave, who chairs the inquiry, said the Taliban was a “relevant party” to the inquiry, which is investigating allegations that British troops killed Afghan civilians during night raids between 2010 and 2013.

The judge said the Taliban could provide evidence about the allegations, as well as about the British military’s conduct in Afghanistan.

The inquiry is expected to take several years.