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  • BNA- Taliban Militants Sustained Heavy Casualties in Kunduz
    22 armed oppositions were killed following clearing operation conducted by Afghan National Army forces in Kunduz province. Ministry of National Defense press office spokesman told BNA, the operation was launched in relevant areas of Imam Sahib District of the province, in which 22 insurgents those who involved in most insecurity were killed, 10 wounded, several others arrested and 18 villages cleaned from the existence of Taliban militants following the operation.
  • KUNA- Blast in E. Afghanistan kills two security men
    At least two border police members were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Saturday, said official. The casualties occurred when a pick-up carrying the border police personnel came under attack, the spokesman for Nangarhar governor, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai told media.
  • KP- 18 insurgents killed in police operations
    Interior ministry of Afghanistan says to have killed 18 insurgents during clearance operations across the country. A statement issued by the ministry Saturday morning states that in confrontation with security forces 12 other insurgents sustained injuries and six arrested.
  • afghanistantimes- Gunmen kill cop in Lashkargah
    Unknown armed men killed a police check-post commander on Saturday in the capital city of Helmand province, sources said. Spokesman to the provincial police Col. Farid Ahmad Obaid told reporters that in charge of a police check-post in Lashkargah was killed in Safyan area at 12:00 noon. He said that after killing the check-post commander identified as SS Ahmad Shah, police cordoned off the area to search for the murderers, but the attackers had already been fled the crime scene.
  • KP- Physical clash among lawmakers over Central Bank nominee
    The Lower House of the Parliament – Wolesi Jirga once again witnessed dispute and brawl among the lawmakers over cabinet nominees holding dual nationality. Today’s dispute resulted to physical clash between two female lawmakers over Central Bank Chief Nominee Khalil Sediq after a number of the lawmakers objected regarding his presence in the parliament to present his work plans.
  • KP- Suicide attack leaves 2 killed, 16 injured in Lashkar Gah
    Two persons have been killed and 16 others wounded in a suicide attack in Lashkar Gah, provincial capital of southern Helmand province. Omar Zwak, spokesman for acting governor of Helmand says the suicide attacker who was driving a corolla vehicle laden with explosives targeted a convoy of Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) in Lashkar Gah city around 02:30 PM Thursday.
  • KP- Afghan intelligence has infiltrated among enemy networks: Nabil
    The Afghan intelligence operatives have successfully infiltrated among the networks of the enemies of Afghanistan in a bid to put further pressure on the groups which are involved in insurgency activities in the country.
  • KP- 2 suicide bombers, 8 Taliban insurgents arrested in Nangarhar
    Two suicide bombers and eight Taliban insurgents were arrested in separate operations conducted by the Afghan intelligence operatives in Nangarhar province. According to a statement released by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) the two suicide bombers were looking to carry out coordinated suicide attack in Behsud district.

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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