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Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions and comments from comrades and family always welcome.

Marking the passing of those who served this country in its Armed Forces. Contributions from comrades and families welcome

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from comrades, friends and family welcome

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Latest from icasualties.org

  • BBC- Gunfire and explosions hit Kabul's diplomatic district
    Heavy gunfire and a series of explosions have been reported in a diplomatic area of the Afghan capital, Kabul. At least a dozen explosions were heard in one hour in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, that is home to several embassies and government buildings. A spokesman for Kabul's police told AFP news agency that a guest house in the district was believed to be the target. No group has said it carried out the attack.
  • cbsnews- Deadly Taliban siege continues in Afghanistan
    Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.
  • DoD- Army Casualty Identified
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. Sgt. 1st Class Pablo A. Ruiz, 37, of Melbourne, Florida, died May 24, in Bagram, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • KP- 68 people wounded in Zabul suicide attack
    68 people have been wounded in a suicide attack in restive Zabul province, hospital sources confirmed on Monday. Haji Ata Jan Haqbayan, head of the provincial council of Zabul province said that a suicide attacker riding in an explosives-laden truck carried out a huge explosion in front of the front gate of the compound of provincial council around 11:00 AM this morning.
  • KP- Daish-Taliban clash left at least 20 killed in Farah
    A clash between the fighters of the Islamic State or Daish and Taliban left 20 killed from both sides in western Farah province. Hanif Razai, spokesman for Afghan National Army in Farah province says that gunmen belonging to Daish and Taliban are fighting in Sarkhash Mazar area of Khak-i-Safid District since last night.
  • KP- Suicide bombers launch attack in Kandahar city
    A group of suicide bombers launched coordinated suicide attack in Kandahar city in southern part of the country. The attack was reportedly launched around 8 pm local time with security officials saying at least two suicide bombers are currently engaged in gun battle with the security forces.
  • AP- 19 police, 7 soldiers killed as Taliban seal off Afghan post
    Taliban gunmen surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 police officers and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said Monday from inside the compound. Napas Khan, the police chief in the Naw Zad district, said by telephone that the insurgents had advanced to within 65 feet of the compound after seizing police vehicles and weapons and blocking all roads out of Naw Zad.
  • Pajhwok- 2 gunmen firing from Kandahar building
    Two gunmen holed up a building were firing at security forces in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday night, an official said. The governor’s spokesman, Samim Khpalwak, told Pajhwok Afghan News the gunmen had been trading fire with police since 8:30pm in the limits of the fourth police district in Darul Uloom area.
  • rferl- NATO General Says IS Recruiting, Not Operational, In Afghanistan
    The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State extremist group is recruiting fighters in Afghanistan, but they are not yet operational. General John F. Campbell told reporters in Kabul on May 24 that the IS group was recruiting in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan.
  • pakistantoday- Eight militants, five cops killed in Afghan fighting
    Around eight Taliban militants were killed and nine others injured in the northern Baghlan province with Pul-e-Khumri as its capital 160 km north of Kabul over the past two days, a senior security official said on Sunday.

British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

There is invariably at least a 24 hour gap between the official release of news of an event and the naming of the dead. This is to allow families to be informed and proper eulogoies to be produced. Occasionally families request no euologies or comment. We abide by guidance we receive on such sensitive matters. We regret that information on those who sacrifice almost as much through grave injury is seldom released by the MoD for operational reasons, and so we are unable to pay tribute.

 

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