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  • Reuters- Slow road from Kabul highlights China's challenge in Afghanistan
    A new road linking the Afghan capital with a trade hub near Pakistan has been stuck in the slow lane since a state-owned Chinese company took the contract to build it two years ago, bedevilled by militant attacks and accusations of mismanagement.
  • IANS- 45 Militants Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike
    At least 45 Taliban militants were killed in an airstrike in Afghanistan's Helmand province, police said on Sunday. "At least 45 militants were killed in the airstrike conducted on militants' position in Sangin district on Saturday," Xinhua quoted Shah Mahmood Ashina, spokesman of provincial police department, as saying.
  • KP- Earthquake jolts Kabul city with epicenter reported in Badakhshan
    A relatively powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan including capital Kabul earlier tonight with Richter scale recorded at 5.9 magnitude. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS) the epicenter of the quake was 22km SSW of Askasham district of northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.
  • KP- US, Pakistan agree on resumption of stalled Afghan Government-Taliban peace talks
    The United States and Pakistan have agreed on resumption of peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and Taliban. According to Pakistan’s Dawn news, the understanding was reached during the recently concluded visit of Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to the United States where he held extensive discussions with key figures of the Obama administration, including Vice President Joe Biden.
  • KP- Zabul police chief says Taliban behind recent abduction
    Police chief of southern Zabul province where a group of civilians were kidnapped on Saturday says it was the work of a local Taliban commander. General Mirwais Noorzai said police investigation reveals that Mullah Taqwa, a Taliban commander, is currently holding the hostages kidnapped between Shah Joy District and Qalat, the provincial capital of Zabul, yesterday.
  • KP- Taliban shadow governor for Kabul’s Deh Sabz District among five killed
    The National Directorate of Security (NDS) – Afghanistan’s intelligence agency says the so-called district governor of Taliban for Deh Sabz District of Kabul province has been killed. According to a statement released by NDS on Sunday, Qari Muzamil alias Hakimullah was killed along with four of his men in Behsood District of eastern Nangarhar province.
  • KP- Two foreigners among three killed by own bomb in Nangarhar
    Three militants have been killed and another wounded by own bomb in Kot District of eastern Nangarhar province. Spokesman for Nangarhar police says four militants were carrying a landmine to place it on roadside between Janjal Ghondi and Sayed Ahmadkhil area that exploded on them killing three and wounding the fourth one last night.

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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