Afghanistan

Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel casualties and injuries have been sustained in Afghanistan in each month since the United Kingdom deployment to that country.

Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) wounded, including those treated in the field, since current UK deployments to Afghanistan began.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

holding answers 9 October 2006

Casualty statistics have been compiled centrally since the deployment to Helmand Province in January 2006. These statistics are published on the Defence website, every month, one month in arrears, and are available at www.mod.uk.

Work is in hand to collate the statistics from November 2001, when operations first began, and will be published in due course once we can verify that the statistics are correct as they are held by a number of different sources. I will write to the hon. Member once this has been completed.

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