Reports from Afghanistan are that a New Zealand SAS soldier has been killed in a double suicide attack on the British Council Offices in Kabul. The reports also confirm what has become apparent in recent months: the SAS aren’t training Afghanis, they’re leading the combat response to Taliban attacks in Kabul. Past time to come home.
Our sympathies with the soldier’s family.
Update: reading more sources, the UK press is reporting that the SAS and Afghani Special Forces led the fighting and that 8 Afghani soldiers and one foreign soldier, who isn’t British, were killed. The Defence Force is saying the SAS were merely in an ‘advisory’ role and not involved in combat. The standard response from any military to bad news is to lie, of course.