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  • KP- 19 Taliban militants, 4 policemen killed in Nuristan clashes
    At least 19 Taliban militants and 4 policemen were killed following clashes in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan. Provincial police chief, Abdul Baqi Nuristani, said dozens of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on a number of security check posts in Barg-e-Matal district on Thursday.
  • MSNBC- Documentary film investigates Afghanistan civilian deaths (Video)
    A recent film entitled “The Kill Team,” which recounts the killing of three Afghanistan men by U.S. Army members in 2010, has been generating controversy since its release. Director Dan Krauss joins to discuss.
  • KP- Pakistan claims soldier killed by sniper fire from Afghanistan
    The Pakistani official said Friday that one of its soldier was killed following sniper fire by suspected militants from Afghanistan. Pakistan’s Foreign Office said the soldier was killed at a military post near Ghakhai Pass in Bajaur Agency.
  • KP- District mayor shot dead by gunmen in Logar province
    Unknown gunmen shot dead district mayor for Mohammad Agha in eastern Logar province of Afghanistan, local officials said. Provincial governor spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwish, said the incident took place late Thursday night after a group of gunmen attacked the residence of Mohammad Agha district mayor Saifullah.
  • LATimes- U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results
    The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian nation, a Pentagon auditor reports.
  • Kenyan killed in Kabul after four months
    A Kenyan woman was killed in a terrorist attack in Afghanistan last week, barely four months into her job as a security officer. Ms Lillian Boit had previously worked with the Kenya Air Force before travelling to Kabul to work for DynCorp International.
  • KP- Pakistan fires 118 rockets in Kunar province
    The Pakistani military fired at least 118 rockets in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan, local officials said. The officials further added that the shelling started on Wednesday night from the other side of the Durand line.
  • AP- Afghan electoral officials to restart vote audit
    Despite lingering disputes, Afghan electoral officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of the presidential election this weekend after the presidential candidates sparred over how to disqualify ballots amid allegations of massive fraud.
  • WaPo- Kerry urges Afghan presidential candidates to put power-sharing agreement to work
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry appealed to both candidates in Afghanistan’s disputed presidential election to translate the broad power-sharing agreement they reached with him early this month into a working relationship they can carry into a new government, “whoever wins.”
  • BNA- Fifty-Five Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Killed in Nangarhar Clashes
    in recent clashes in Nangarhar province, hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban were killed and wounded. In the clashes, six security forces were also martyred and eight others wounded. The clashes started when hundreds of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban attacked on security posts in Hesarak district.

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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