This one-off release provides summary statistics on Improvised Explosive Device (IED) events in Helmand Province, Afghanistan involving UK personnel1 during Op HERRICK. This report covers the time period 1 April 2009 to 30 November 2014 (end of Op HERRICK).
In this publication, the count of IED events amounts to all events involving UK personnel in Afghanistan, in which the IEDs were emplaced. This includes Finds, Explosions, IED Strikes and Mine Strikes. The count of IED events does not include non-emplaced IEDs, namely: Caches, Hoaxes and Tip-offs/turn-ins. An event may include one or multiple IEDs. More detail is provided in the Methodology section of this report.
Ministry of Defence, 2016. Improvised Explosive Device (IED) events involving UK personnel on Op HERRICK in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/547686/20160823__IED__events_involving_UK_personnel_on_Op_HERRICK_in_Helmand_Province__Afghanistan_O.pdf>.