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Australian Muslim groups have also expressed outrage that four suspected insurgents were held for 24 hours after being arrested by special forces soldiers in Afghanistan on April 29.
An army inquiry last week rejected claims that the raid on suspected Taliban members, which resulted in allegations of mistreatment, was carried out in response to the fatal shooting two days earlier of Sydney commando Lance Corporal Jason Marks.
Defence officials have confirmed to the Australian newspaper that Afghan prisoners were held in the dog pens in Afghanistan.
"Yes, however this holding area provided the best secure, safe and isolated short-term accommodation until the following day," a Defence spokesman told the newspaper.
However, Islamic decrees warn Muslims against contact with dogs which are regarded as unclean.