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More than 1,000 British troops wounded in action in Afghanistan since 2006

By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent, Sunday Telegraph, 21 Feb 2010

More than 1,000 British troops have been wounded in action in Afghanistan since 2006.

Figures released by the Ministry of Defence also disclose that up until the end of 2009, 168 troops are classed as having suffered the loss of limbs, parts of limbs or eyes, in battle with the Taliban or from improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

According to a charity, at least 84 of these have lost arms or legs, including 24 who have had two limbs amputated and eight who are triple amputees.

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