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Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Tribiutes by comrades and families welcome (see next page)

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Contributions from colleagues or families always welcome on the next page

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

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  • KP- Afghan intelligence foil car bomb attack by Haqqani network in Kabul city
    A deadly car bomb attack plotted by the Haqqani terrorist network was thwarted by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Kabul city. A statement by National Directorate of Security (NDS) said a would-be suicide bomber was arrested along with two other individuals for organizing the attack plot.
  • KP- NDS seizes terrorist training center on Kabul-Kandahar highway
    The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency has seized a terrorist training center on Kabul-Kandahar highway. A statement released by NDS on Saturday states that the hub was discovered during a joint operation with police in the jurisdiction of Zabul province.
  • ToloNews- Child Suicide Bomber Surrenders to Faryab Police
    A 12-year-old Afghan boy named Zekirya has handed himself in to Afghan authorities in northern Faryab province after escaping from a Taliban camp where insurgents allegedly train children to carry out terror attacks – mainly suicide bombings.
  • AFP- Suicide bomber targets election official in Kabul
    A senior member of Afghanistan’s election commission survived an assassination attempt on Saturday when a suicide bomber targeted his vehicle in Kabul, killing one of his employees and wounding two others, officials said.
  • ToloNews- Over 100 Foreign Troops Deployed To Kunar
    Kunar security officials said that at least 150 foreign troops have been deployed to the capital city Assadabad and other parts of the eastern province in the past week, in a bid to strengthen security in the province.
  • KP- 4 ISIS terrorists arrested from capital Kabul
    At least four militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group have been arrested from Paghman district of Kabul. The Afghan Intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the suspects were arrested during a special military operation conducted by intelligence operatives.
  • KP- Afghan forces to receive 65 ScanEagle drones from United States
    A contract worth $70 million has been awarded to a US-based company for the procurement of eight ScanEagle drones for the government of Afghanistan, it has been reported. According to the US Department of Defense (MoD), the systems include 65 ScanEagle drones in total, along with spare parts, support equipment, field service support, as well as an in-theatre training facility.
  • KP- Pakistan claims senior TTP leader Khan Sayed killed in Afghanistan
    The Pakistani security officials have claimed a senior member of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan. The officials further added that Khan Sayed who was also known as Sajna was killed on Wednesday close to Durand Line with North Waziristan.
  • KP- US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone crashes near Bagram Air Field
    A drone belonging to the United States Air Force has crashed near the Bagram Air Field in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan, it has been reported. The $14 million MQ-9 Reaper was operated out of Kandahar Air Field, more than 300 miles away in southern Afghanistan, by the 451st Air Expeditionary Group.
  • KP- Ghani assigns delegation to investigate alleged support by govt to ISIS
    President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has assigned a delegation of high level government officials to launch an investigation regarding the alleged support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) loyalists receive from the government.

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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