12/02/2011 07:07 EST | Updated 02/01/2012 05:12 EST

Two Colonels Court-Martialled Over Gun Handling

Two colonels in the Canadian Forces are each facing a court martial, CBC News has learned.

They are charged with failing to handle their guns safely, following two alleged incidents in Afghanistan this year.

One of the purported incidents occurred in Kabul in May, the other in Kandahar in September.

In each case, officials say a single shot was fired.

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