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  • TheGuardian- Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80
    Afghanistan has marked a national day of mourning a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by Islamic State. Authorities said 231 people were wounded, some seriously, in the bombing on Saturday afternoon at a march by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly Shia Muslim. Most Afghans are Sunni, and Isis regards Shias as apostates.
  • ToloNews- 10 Blast Victims Still In Critical Condition
    About 10 victims of Saturday's deadly bomb blast were on Sunday still in a critical condition, doctors said adding that others were recovering. Those in critical condition are being treated at the Kabul Emergency Hospital. Ibn-e-Sina Hospital received 56 casualties on Saturday but by Sunday afternoon, 46 of them had been discharged.
  • BostonGlobe- ISIS claims 2 explosions that killed 80 in Kabul
    Two explosions rocked a peaceful demonstration in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Saturday, organizers and eyewitnesses said, with the government reporting at least 80 dead. The Afghan Interior Ministry, in a statement, reported the casualties and said 231 had been wounded in the blasts.
  • Reuters- 80 killed in Kabul blasts
    Twin explosions tore through a demonstration by members of Afghanistan's mainly Shia Hazara minority in Kabul today, killing at least 80 people in a suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State. Graphic TV footage from the site of the attack showed many dead bodies lying on the bloodied road, close to where thousands of Hazara had been demonstrating over the route of a planned multimillion dollar power line.

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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