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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 2914, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel were (a) killed, (b) injured and (c) injured with life changing injuries during Operation Herrick.

Answered on

24 May 2021

There were 457 fatalities on, or subsequently due to, Op HERRICK. Of which 403 were due to hostile action. Op HERRICK ran between 1 January 2006 and 30 November 2014, during which there were 10,382 UK Service personnel casualties. Of these 5,705 were injuries, and the remainder being illness or disease.

Between 1 January 2006 and 31 March 2021, there were 645 UK Service personnel who were categorised as Very Seriously Injured (VSI), Seriously Injured (SI) or who sustained a traumatic or surgical amputation due to Op HERRICK. This includes any amputations in recent years that were elective or necessary during treatment as a result of previous injuries sustained.

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