Monday, June 09, 2008

British Death Toll Reaches 100 in Afghanistan

Three British paratroopers were killed by a suicide attack in Afghanistan on Sunday, bringing the total UK deaths so far to 100.

It is notable that although the war started nearly 7 years ago, almost all the British casualties have occurred in the last three years. Further, while it is the fatalities that make the news, the much larger numbers of injured and seriously injured casualties are hardly mentioned. For example, in 2008 alone, up to the end of April, total UK military casualties are estimated to number approximately 284.