Afghanistan (Force Protection)
Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government
Philip Hammond (Runnymede and Weybridge, Conservative)
I have seen no intelligence myself to suggest that the policeman in question, who was killed, was related to a Taliban leader. I am afraid that the facts of life in Afghanistan, with its huge extended families, mean that we will often find that members of the security force are distantly related to people who are on the other side of this fight. That is just the nature of the country.