Afghanistan

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st March 2012.

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Photo of Lord Moonie Lord Moonie Labour 1st March 2012

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-military United Kingdom subjects have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001; and, of those, how many were employed by contractors to military operations.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Conservative 1st March 2012

Consular records show that we have been informed of the deaths of 27 British civilians in Afghanistan since 2008, the earliest date for which we have records.

Officials are looking into each case to determine how many of those 27 were killed rather than died of natural causes, and how many were employed by contractors to military operations at the time of their deaths. I will undertake to write to the noble Lord with this information shortly. I will also place a copy in the Library of the House.

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