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# helmand - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

# helmand - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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