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MoD accused of covering up injuries to troops

Soldiers, MPs and lawyers representing injured servicemen and women claim the real cost to those fighting on the front line in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, is being hidden from the public for political reasons.

The Sunday Telegraph has learnt that every week dozens of soldiers are being injured, some severely, yet details of the nature and severity of the wounds are never made public.

While the Ministry of Defence argues that details of injuries are not released to protect the soldiers’ families from media intrusion, many within the military believe the policy is designed to keep secret the attrition rate being suffered by the Army in Afghanistan.

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