FS 12.002 - June 10, 2013
The following table is a summary of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) casualties in Afghanistan from the beginning of the mission in April 2002 to December 31, 2012:
Wounded in Action statistics include injuries of military personnel directly attributable to combat action that required medical or dental intervention, including:
- injuries from improvised explosive devices, mines, rocket attacks, and direct combat with an enemy force or insurgent element;
- personnel injured in friendly fire incidents related to combat action; and
- acute psychological trauma directly attributable to combat action that required medical intervention.
It does not include traffic accidents, accidental discharges of a weapon, and other accidental injuries not related to combat action.
Non-Battle Injuries statistics include those injured as a result of traffic accidents, the accidental discharge of a weapon, and any other accidental injuries not related to combat. It also includes those members reported ill, repatriated for compassionate or for medical reasons, or returned to duty after being assessed by a medical officer.
These statistics are produced on an annual basis to inform the public on casualties sustained by CAF personnel in Afghanistan. Due to operational security concerns, the statistics are updated on an annual basis according to calendar year.
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