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Army releases October suicide statistics

Army releases October suicide statistics

Suicides in the Army continue to remain high. In October, there were 20 potential suicides of active-duty Soldiers, meaning that some have been confirmed and others remain under investigation. The number for potential or confirmed suicides in September was 15. […]


US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

US Army suicides rose 80% after start of Iraq War: study

The number of suicides in the US Army rose by 80 percent after the United States launched the war on Iraq, American military doctors reported on Thursday. From 1977 to 2003, the tally of army suicides had trended slightly downwards, […]


Suicide bomb kills four at Pakistan police station

Suicide bomb kills four at Pakistan police station

A Taliban suicide bomber Wednesday rammed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in Peshawar, flattening the three-storey building and killing four people, officials said. Pakistan’s Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the northwest, their fourth in reprisal for […]


25 die in Afghan anti-NATO protest and suicide blast

25 die in Afghan anti-NATO protest and suicide blast

A NATO raid sparked violent protests that left 12 dead while a suicide bomber killed 13 people in Afghanistan on Wednesday in one of the country’s bloodiest days for weeks. Those killed in the protests in Taloqan, capital of the […]


Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010. “While we achieved modest success in reducing the number of suicides […]


Suicide Prevention Alliance focuses on troops, veterans

Suicide Prevention Alliance focuses on troops, veterans

A suicide prevention task force for troops and veterans has been added to a national alliance that officials hope will help bring more attention to the issues and offer solutions in the future. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention […]


Army releases report on suicide, high-risk behavior

Army releases report on suicide, high-risk behavior

WASHINGTON: To curb suicides in the Army, commanders must pay more attention to junior Soldiers and to those who exhibit high-risk behavior, such as drug use or driving under the influence. During a press conference today, the Army’s Suicide Prevention […]


Air Force takes steps against suicides

Air Force takes steps against suicides

WASHINGTON: The Air Force vice chief of staff testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee June 22 to address steps the service is taking to stem the rising suicide numbers. Gen. Carrol H. “Howie” Chandler, in testimony alongside the other […]


Terrorists attacks in Pakistan claimed over 3,000 lives in 2009

Terrorists attacks in Pakistan claimed over 3,000 lives in 2009

New Dehli: A total of 3,021 people were killed and 7,334 injured in terrorists attacks in Pakistan last year, national media reported citing a new report by the Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). According to the report from the […]


 
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