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  • AP- Insurgents kill 5 in attack in Afghanistan: police
    Afghan police say five people were killed and two were wounded when gunmen opened fire on a car in an attack in one of the country's eastern provinces.Friday's attack took place in Nangahar province as seven civilians were travelling through Khogyani district early in the morning.
  • AKIpress- Two Afghan districts, bordering with Tajikistan, can move under control of Taliban
    Afghan authorities of Kunduz province are concerned about the situation in Dashti Archi and Imam Sahib districts, bordering with Tajikistan, according to the Afghan Service of RFE/RL.
  • newindianexpress- Five Killed in Afghanistan as Militants Target Car
    At least five people were killed Friday and two injured when militants opened fire on a car in Afghanistan, media reported. Police said the incident took place in Nangarhar province. "Militants attacked a car, killing three male passengers and two children. Two people also got injured in the attack," Xinhua reported citing police spokesman Hazrat Hossain Mashriqiwal.
  • Tolonews- Nawzad District on the Verge of Collapse
    A number of residents and local officials of Nawzad district of southern Helmand province on Friday raised apprehensions on the possibility of the district's collapse and takeover by the Taliban. "It's no secret that the security situation is really bad," District Governor Sayed Murad Sadaat said. "We only have control over the official district building and some small areas."
  • KP- Taliban militants kill five civilians in Nangarhar province
    At least five civilians were killed after a group of Taliban militants opened fire on a civilian car in eastern Nangarhar province. According to local security officials, the incident took place early Friday in Khogyani district
  • Tolonews- 10 Insurgents Killed in Badakhshan Operation
    At least 10 Taliban insurgents were killed and three others were detained on Wednesday in an operation by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in Badakhshan province. According to Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, spokesman to the provincial police chief, the operation was conducted in Darayim district. Officials have no reported about any casualties on the Afghan side.
  • KP- 10 Afghan soldiers martyred in the past 24 hour
    At least ten Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were martyred in the latest wave of violence across the country in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) said the soldiers were martyred following roadside bomb explosion and militants attack.
  • KP- Explosion in capital Kabul leaves 4 dead, 12 injured
    At least four Afghan national army (ANA) personnel were martyred and twelve others, including six civilians were injured following an explosion in capital Kabul early Tuesday. According to defense officials, the incident took place around 6:45 am local time in a bus stop where Afghan army personnel are normally waiting.
  • Janes- Landmine attack kills acting district police chief in Afghanistan's Khost
    AN ACTING district police chief was killed and his three bodyguards and a student were wounded in a landmine attack by Taliban militants in the city of Khost in Afghanistan's Khost province on 18 October, Afghan Islamic Press reported. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • Reuters- In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground and courts local support
    Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother's barber shop in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said local officials had asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land. When the backhanders failed to have their desired effect, he turned to the Taliban, the austere Islamist movement that has been fighting foreign forces since it was ousted from power 13 years ago.

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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