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  • KP- Drone strike kill 4 militants fighting for ISIS group in Afghanistan
    A drone strike killed at least four militants fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Afghanistan. According to the local officials in eastern Nangarhar province, the militants were targeted in Kot district.
  • BNA- 23 Daesh Fighters Killed In Nangarhar Latest Conflicts
    23 Daesh fighters were killed in recent conflicts in Nangarhar province. The clashes occurred in Kot district while a group of assailants attacked on a convoy of security forces. A senior police commander in the east of the country told BNA, 10 Daesh fighters were killed in the clashes.
  • KP- 4 Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Laghman
    At least four Taliban insurgents were blown up by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) manufuctured by themselves to target the security personnel. According to the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA) forces, the incident took place in the vicinity of Alingar district.
  • KP- US awards $1.7 billion contract to procure radios for Afghanistan
    The United States has awarded a contract awarded a contract worth $1,700,000,000 for the procurement of radios for Afghanistan. The contract has been recently awarded to the New York-based Harris Corp., the United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced Wednesday.
  • KP- Taliban commander among 7 killed in an explosion in Logar
    A Taliban commander was killed along with his six fighters in an explosion in central Logar province of Afghanistan. The Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the incident took place late on Wednesday night in the central capital of Logar province.
  • ToloNews- Eight Civilians Wounded in Laghman Blast
    The explosion occurred after a magnetic bomb went off near Sultan Ghazi Baba Mosque in Mihtarlam city, said Laghman governor spokesman Sarhadi Zwak. He said the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital and that one of them is critically injured.
  • DoD- Navy Casualty Identified
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a sailor who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. Clement, 38, of Massachusetts, died June 21 of a non-combat related injury while deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The incident is under investigation. Clement was a mobilized Navy reservist assigned to the Navy Reserve Unit Tactical Air Control Squadron 22, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), Quincy, Massachusetts, forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
  • Reuters- U.N. refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists'
    The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours. Warning that the roughly 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan risked becoming a "forgotten" crisis, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called on the international community to invest more funds to help them.
  • KP- Taliban claims snatching passengers on highways is not kidnapping
    The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has claimed that snatching passengers from the highways is not an act of kidnapping. The Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement following the kidnapping of scores of passengers in Helmand province.
  • KP- 18 militants killed in an airstrike in North of Afghanistan
    At least 18 militants were killed in an airstrike in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Tuesday. The airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Garziwan district targeting the militants, MoD said, adding that 8 more militants were critically wounded in the raid.

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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