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  • deccanherald- Two Indian guards killed in Kabul
    Two Indians were among five foreign guards killed in a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul on Tuesday. Both Indians were employed as security guards with American company DynCorp.
  • wral- Over 1,700 Fort Bragg troops to head to Afghanistan this fall
    Over 1,700 soldiers from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, will head to Afghanistan this fall, the military announced Wednesday. The soldiers were originally supposed to depart last week but were delayed due to severe weather.
  • WaPo- In Kabul, vote recount delayed in dispute over what constitutes a fraudulent ballot
    Election authorities on Wednesday halted the inspection of about 8 million ballots cast in last month’s presidential runoff in Afghanistan, heightening concerns that an already chaotic process to choose the country’s new leader could take months to complete.
  • KP- Explosion rocks Khair Khana area in Kabul city
    A heavy explosion rocked Khair Khana area in capital Kabul late Wednesday night. Preliminary reports suggest the blast took place due to a magnetic bomb which went off near a residential house.
  • KP- Taliban attack on civilin car leaves 6 dead in Laghman
    At least six people including five civilians and an Afghan policeman were killed following an attack by Taliban militants in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. Provincial governor spokesman, Sarhadi Zwak, said Tuesday that the incident took place late Monday in Alingar district.
  • VOA- Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 4 in Kabul
    A suicide bomber killed at least four foreigners and wounded six others in an attack at a compound in Kabul on Tuesday, authorities said. Afghan police said the bomber, who was riding a motorcycle, detonated himself near a group of foreigners who were exercising. The incident occurred near the outer perimeter of Kabul airport.
  • telegraph- The Taliban cannot retake Afghanistan, says senior insurgent leader
    A veteran Taliban leader has offered a startling view of Afghanistan's conflict, saying militants no longer have the support they need to overrun the country when Nato combat forces leave.
  • KP- Haqqani Network terrorists not targeted in Waziristan operations
    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan said Monday that the Haqqani Terrorist Network is not a target during the North Waziristan operations. Ahmad Shekib Mostaghni, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan told reporters that the Pakistani military has not taken any specific action against the Haqqani Terrorist Network militants.
  • iwpr- Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province
    To escape the stifling summer weather of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Abdurrahman and his family sleep on their roof at night. But when they awake every morning, they find their faces blackened by the smoke from nearby brick factories.
  • KP- 2 killed, 15 others injured in Helmand suicide attack
    A heavy explosion rocked Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on Monday, leaving at least two people dead. The incident took place around 12:00 pm local time after a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives in to the vehicles convoy of the Afghan security forces.

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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