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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 508: debated on Wednesday 24 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel of each sex were injured in Afghanistan (a) between the deployment of special forces in 2001 and the deployment of the armed forces and (b) since the deployment of the armed forces in that country. (323352)

[holding 22 March answer 2010]: Between October 2001 and February 2010, 1,116 service personnel were injured in action in Afghanistan, of which six were female.

This figure does not include personnel treated by coalition medical facilities before the establishment of the Afghan Field Hospital in March 2006. It is not possible to distinguish on the basis of gender between personnel injured between April and October 2006.

Between April 2006 and February 2010, 2,217 service personnel with non-battle injuries or diseases were admitted to a field hospital in Afghanistan, of which 116 were female.