Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the media in London, Britain. Image Credit: Reuters

LONDON: Britain’s military said Wednesday it was investigating “totally unacceptable behaviour” by some of its soldiers after they were filmed apparently using a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for target practice.

Footage posted on social media showed members of the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan shooting at an image of Corbyn, Britain’s main opposition leader.

Corbyn, a veteran socialist, has often been critical of British military campaigns overseas.

In this undated photo made from video, a photo of Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is seen with bullet holes at a British army base in Kabul, Afghanistan. Image Credit: AP

Brig. Nick Perry, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, said “the video shows totally unacceptable behaviour and a serious error of judgement that falls far below what we expect of soldiers in our brigade.”

He said the video was being “fully investigated.”

“The army is and always will be a totally apolitical organisation,” he said.

The brigade has 400 troops in Afghanistan as part of a Nato deployment to train Afghan forces.

Britain's military said it was investigating "totally unacceptable behavior" by some of its soldiers after they were filmed apparently using a picture of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for target practice. Image Credit: AP

Labour defence spokeswoman Nia Griffith tweeted that the video was “shocking and completely unacceptable.” She said it was “right that the Army is carrying out a full investigation.”

Conservative lawmaker Tom Tugendhat, a former soldier, said the video was “disgraceful.”

British politicians have reported increased threats and fears for their safety amid heightened tensions over Brexit.

Last month, a man angry about Brexit was sentenced to 28 days in prison for hitting Corbyn with an egg.

In 2016, Labour lawmaker Jo Cox was murdered by a far-right extremist. A neo-Nazi was recently convicted of plotting to kill another Labour legislator.

— AP