Sky News reported at about 0810 that 4 x UK soldiers had been seriously injured in Kabul (have checked on their website but no link) but if there have been more deaths, what a terrible week.
I returned from Afghanistan a month ago and we should all know that our guys and gals are pulling out blind across the whole country. We can all hold our heads up high that we have soldiers of such a high calibre working in possibly the most complex and physically difficult terrain you can imagine, coupled with a government policy that is both confusing and gives little direction.
RIP to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and you families.
âWe can confirm that a UK military convoy has been attacked by a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul at approximately 1030 local time this morning. Sadly, one UK soldier has been killed and another very seriously injured as a result of this attack. The injured soldier has been evacuated to a military medical facility for treatment. No further details of the incident will be released until next of kin have been informed.â
Another, unrelated, incident..
KABUL (AFP) - A NATO soldier was killed and several others wounded in a friendly fire incident during a major anti-Taliban operation under way in southern Afghanistan, the force said.
Troops battling Taliban insurgents in the Panjwayi district of southern Kandahar province had called for air support, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
"Two ISAF aircraft provided the support but regrettably engaged friendly forces during a strafing run, using cannons," it said.
The incident resulted in "one ISAF death and multiple casualties."
ISAF does not release the nationality of any of its casualties until the relevant nation has done so.
Four Canadian soldiers involved in the operation, called Medusa, were killed on Sunday.