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  • BNA- Suicide Attacker Killed Before Blown-Up Himself
    A suicide attacker before reaching to his evil goal was killed by National Security Directorate (NSD) personnel in capital Kabul city. According to BNA report, a suicide attacker who wanted to carry out a bloodiest incident in Kabul city, before blown-up himself identified and shot dead by NSD personnel in relevant areas of 17th precinct of Kabul city.
  • Pajhwok- BBC reporter detained in Nangarhar
    A reporter of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for eastern zone, Naimatullah Karyab, was arrested by security personnel, officials said on Sunday. Karyab was held on Saturday evening for interrogation in Jalalabad, the provincial capital of Nangarhar, the governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogyani, told Pajhwok Afghan News. The journalists would be released soon, if he was found innocent, he said.
  • KP- 20 militants killed, 55 wounded in north of Afghanistan
    At least 20 militants were killed and 55 others were wounded during the clearance operations conducted by the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) in north of Afgahnistan. The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army said the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in northern Sar-e-Pul and Baghlan provinces.
  • BNA- 2 Kabul Municipality Officials Held
    Two Kabul municipality officials were arrested by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers in Kabul province. Abdul Qader Arzo publication head of Kabul municipality confirmed the news said, finance and administration head and chief of human resources department of that municipality were arrested by criminal Investigation Department officers. Abdul Qader Arzo refused for further details in this case.
  • KP- 10 Taliban commanders killed in Baghlan airstrike, MoD claims
    At least ten Taliban commanders were killed in an airstrike in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Sunday. The airstrike was carried out in Baghlan-e-Markazi district where the Taliban insurgents are actively operating.
  • KP- Taliban kidnap senior police official in Kunduz province
    The administrative director of Kunduz police has been kidnapped by the anti-government armed militants in north of Afghanistan. According to the local security officials, the administrative director of Kunduz police, was abducted as he was travelling on Kunduz-Takhar highway.
  • KP- Haqqani network suicide bomber shot dead in Kabul city
    A suicide bomber belonging to the Haqqani terrorist network was shot dead by the Afghan intelligence operatives in capital Kabul. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said the would-be suicide bomber was shot dead before he manage to reach to his target.
  • KP- 5 militants killed in Kunar airstrike
    At least five militants were killed in an airstrike in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, the defense authorities said Saturday. The airstrike was carried out in the restive Ghaziabad district targeting a hideout of the militants. The Ministry of defense said five militants were killed and their hideout was destroyed while another terrorist was arrested in Khogyani district of Nangarhar.
  • KP- Militants planning attacks in Kabul city, US Embassy warns
    The US Embassy in Kabul has issued a security alert warning its citizens regarding militants planning attacks in the city. “The U.S. Embassy in Kabul continues to receive reports of militants planning unspecified attacks in Kabul City and elsewhere in Afghanistan against locations and individuals with potential American connections,” the alert by the embassy states.
  • KP- Drone strikes played key role in suppressing ISIS activities in Achin
    The local officials in eastern Nangarhar province have said drone strikes have played a role in suppressing the activities of the loyalists of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Achin district. The district administrative chief Ghalib Mujahid has said the group has received major blows in this district during the recent months and their activities have become limited by a large extent.

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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