WARSAW, Poland, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- NATO's chief said the military organization will not interfere in the case of six Polish soldiers suspected of committing war crimes in Afghanistan.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO secretary-general, told reporters in Brussels Tuesday, his officers will not take part in an ongoing Polish military interrogation because NATO can count on Poland to deal effectively with the situation, Polish Radio reported Wednesday.
Scheffer addressed a news conference after having talks with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Six Polish troops, serving as part of NATO forces in Afghanistan, were involved in a shooting incident Aug. 16 when six Afghan civilians, including women and children, were killed near the village of Nangar Khel.
The six Polish soldiers were arrested in the western Polish town of Poznan in mid-November.