Wednesday, January 2, 2013

More than 1,000 Afghan soldiers killed in 2012

Afghanistan's Defence Ministry announced on Sunday that during 2012, nearly 1,050 military personnel serving with the Afghan National Army (ANA) had lost their lives.

"Up to 1,050 Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel including officers and soldiers had been martyred in fight against insurgents and security incidents all over the country in 2012," General Zahir Azimi told a press briefing.

About 85 percent of army casualties were caused by the Taliban home-made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), he said.

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