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# helmand - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan
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# Bombings

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

Feb 24th 2018, 11:59 AM 3,659 Views 2 Comments

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# helmand - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

Jan 1st 2015, 2:27 PM 13,980 Views 25 Comments

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

# helmand - Sunday 14 July, 2013

More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year
# PTSD
# PTSD

More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year

Jul 14th 2013, 4:08 PM 11,522 Views 59 Comments

A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.

# helmand - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Taliban claims film revenge attack on base in south Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Taliban claims film revenge attack on base in south Afghanistan

Sep 15th 2012, 9:37 AM 4,424 Views 29 Comments

Two US Marines were killed in the attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Prince Harry is based.

# helmand - Monday 27 August, 2012

Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan

Aug 27th 2012, 6:38 PM 4,867 Views 24 Comments

Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.

# helmand - Monday 11 June, 2012

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes

Jun 11th 2012, 5:35 PM 1,430 Views 14 Comments

A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.

# helmand - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Two separate suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Two separate suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan

Apr 10th 2012, 11:26 AM 777 Views 0 Comments

Both attacks took place outside government offices including a police station in Musa Qala.

# helmand - Saturday 3 December, 2011

British soldier dismissed from army after stabbing Afghan child
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

British soldier dismissed from army after stabbing Afghan child

Dec 3rd 2011, 1:48 PM 3,508 Views 42 Comments

The soldier was dismissed from the army after his courtmartial in June convicted him of stabbing a 10-year-old boy in Helmand last year.

# helmand - Monday 30 May, 2011

NATO apologises after botched airstrike kills women and children in Afghanistan
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

NATO apologises after botched airstrike kills women and children in Afghanistan

May 30th 2011, 12:47 PM 269 Views 0 Comments

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has asked NATO forces to coordinate airstrikes with his army but it appears NATO did not do so on this occasion.

# helmand - Friday 3 December, 2010

Wikileaks reveals US and Afghan scorn for British military
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

Wikileaks reveals US and Afghan scorn for British military

Dec 3rd 2010, 2:04 PM 1,305 Views 0 Comments

Leaked diplomatic cables show how both US and Afghan authorities had little faith in the British military’s capabilities.

# helmand - Monday 20 September, 2010

UK troops leave deadly Afghan province
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# Afghanistan

UK troops leave deadly Afghan province

Sep 20th 2010, 2:48 PM 135 Views 0 Comments

British troops hand over responsibility for Sangin, in Helmand province, to US forces.