:|The case against two Australian Army Reserve soldiers charged with manslaughter in Afghanistan will not go to a court martial after the judge advocate dismissed the charges against them.

However, the soldiers could still face alternative charges pending a decision by the Director of Military Prosecution.

Lawyers assisting one of the soldiers called the result "pleasing". The charges related to an incident on Feb 12 2009, involving special forces in Oruzgan province. Six civilians, including children,were killed.