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Marking the passing of those who have served this country - see page 2. Contributions and comments from comrades and family welcome

Marking the passing of those who have served this country on the next page. Contributions and comments from comrades and family always welcome. This month includes George Cross holder.

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

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  • CBSNews- 2 U.S. soldiers injured in deadly car bomb attack in Kabul
    A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 24, police, military and government officials said. Two U.S. soldiers were also injured in the attack.
  • KP- 10 soldiers martyred, 44 militants killed in military operations
    10 soldiers have embraced martyrdom and 44 militants killed in newest military operations across the country, officials announced on Wednesday. A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense states that seven Army soldiers lost lives in militant attacks in past 24 hours.
  • Pajhwok- 1 Afghan, 8 Pakistani soldiers killed in border clash
    One Afghan border police commander and eight Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an overnight exchange of cross-border fire in the Angoor Adda locality in southeastern Paktika province, a tribal elder said.
  • KP- Drone strikes kill 14 militants in Nangarhar
    14 militants have been killed and their hideouts destroyed in U.S. drone strikes in eastern Nangarhar province. Officials at the police headquarters of Nangarhar said that the drone targeted two insurgent hideouts in Mach Megi area of Lalpur District yesterday.
  • ibnlive- Suicide blasts hit Afghanistan as Taliban wage bloody fighting
    Suicide attackers on Wednesday targeted foreign troops in Kabul and a police headquarters in restive southern Afghanistan, killing two people and wounding nearly 60, as the Taliban's bloody summer offensive showed no signs of letting up.
  • AP- Afghan soldier who fled US training site granted asylum
    - Federal officials have granted asylum to an Afghan military officer who along with two comrades slipped away from a U.S. training exercise in Massachusetts to avoid being sent back home. Matthew Borowski, the Buffalo-based immigration lawyer for Maj. Jan Arash, says the Board of Immigration Appeals recently granted the request, six months after an immigration judge denied asylum.
  • KP- Eight Pakistani soldiers killed in clash with Afghan forces after violating border in Paktika
    Pakistan once again violated border in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, prompting deadly clash with Afghan forces. Officials say eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a clash with Afghan forces during a clash erupted after border violation in Paktika province.
  • Reuters- One killed, 19 injured in Taliban suicide attack on NATO troops in Kabul
    One person was killed and at least 19 people were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on NATO troops as their truck convoy passed down the main road running between Kabul's airport and the U.S. Embassy, police and health ministry officials said.
  • KP- Taliban shadow governor for Takhar’s Darqand District killed
    Taliban group’s shadow governor for Darqand District of Takhar province has been killed in a clash with security forces. Khalil Aseer, spokesman for the provincial police headquarters said that the clash erupted in the jurisdiction of Darqand District yesterday.
  • KP- 11 soldiers martyred in Taliban attack in Herat
    Over a dozen Afghan National Army soldiers lost lives or sustained injuries in a Taliban attack in western Herat province. An official who did not want to be named said that a convoy of the military came under Taliban attack in Masjid-i-Chobi area of Kurkh District late yesterday.

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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