Monday June 1, 2020

Bomb deaths raise stakes in Afghanistan

Last week's killing of six British troops in a roadside explosion was the latest incident to suggest Afghanistan's future is spiralling out of control, writes Raymond Barrett.

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The family of British Army Private Daniel Wilford, who died in Afghanistan last Tuesday, hold photographs of him while meeting the media in Huddersfield. Photo: Getty

The killing of six British soldiers in a single attack last week has once again raised questions about the international community's ongoing mission in Afghanistan, and the future of the war-torn country as soon as Nato troops depart.

The soldiers died when a roadside bomb destroyed their Warrior armoured vehicle while on patrol in the Gereshk district of the turbulent southern province of Helmand.

The deaths of the men, five of whom were under the...

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