Hidden death toll of Afghan invasion
Sunday People|September 12, 2021
2,000 veteran suicides since 2001... 6 since fall of Kabul
Sean Rayment
Hidden death toll of Afghan invasion

MORE than 2,000 British soldiers and veterans are feared to have killed themselves since the Afghan invasion, the People can reveal.

Last night charities and support groups warned the fall of Kabul to the Taliban has had a damaging on forces’ mental health.

A veteran support group says up to six ex-members of the Armed Forces have died since the capital fell on August 15.

Veterans United Against Suicide believes its figure of 2,000 suspected suicides since 2001 may be an under-estimate.

This story is from the September 12, 2021 edition of Sunday People.

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