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Man held over Iraq abuse claims
Military police have arrested a man after pictures allegedly showing UK troops abusing Iraqi civilians were published in a UK newspaper.
The Ministry of Defence said the man was detained on Sunday evening, after the News of the World carried images it said came from a video taken in 2004.
Iraq's prime minister Ibrahim Jaafari called for those responsible to be brought to justice immediately.
A Downing Street spokesman said the claims would be taken very seriously.
The MoD refused to confirm if the arrested man was a serving soldier or where the arrest was made.
An MoD spokesman said he was detained at 2018 GMT, adding that the investigation was at a very early stage.
Earlier, a Downing Street spokesman said it was important to keep the latest abuse claims in perspective.
He said 80,000 soldiers had served in the country since 2003, but this was only the sixth to involve allegations of deliberate abuse of Iraqi civilians.
"No one is trying to play down allegations of this kind, but it is important to keep it in perspective," he said.
He added that it was important to show the public in Iraq and the UK that the government "abhors" any kind of abuse