US media divert attention from the actual cost in American life and limb by reporting regularly only the total killed (6,807: 4,489 in Iraq; 2,318 in Afghanistan) but rarely mentioning those wounded in action (52,003: 32,238 in Iraq; 19,765 in Afghanistan). They ignore the 59,908 (44,607 in Iraq, 18,463 in AfPak (as of Dec 3, 2012) military casualties injured and ill seriously enough to be medevac’d out of theater, even though the 6,807 total dead include 1,462 (961 in Iraq, 501 in Afghanistan) who died from those same "non hostile" causes of whom almost 25% (332) were suicides (as of Jan 9, 2013). WIAs are usually updated on Wednesday at http://www.defense.gov/news/casualty.pdf
AFGHANISTAN WAR REPORTS
17 May 2014 TOLOnews & 17 May 2014 & May 18 2014 By Ghanizada, Khaama Press An Afghan policeman was killed and four others were injured in twin blasts in western Herat province on Friday night, local officials said. The first blast took place at about 8 a.m. near a mosque in Islam Qala of Herat close to the Afghanistan and Iran border. Police forces responded to the first attack when the second bomb detonated killing one policeman and injuring four others, said Safiwullah, border police chief in Islam Qala. The victims have been taken to a hospital for treatments. Preliminary reports suggest it was a bomb attack followed by gunfire. A policeman was killed following an improvised explosive (IED) explosion in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan. The incident took place in Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand around 10:00 am local time, local officials said. At least four Afghan national army soldiers were martyred following improvised explosive device (IED) explosion. Defense ministry spokesman, Gen. Zahir Azimi confirmed that four Afghan soldiers were martyred following the blast; however he did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident.
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