By Mustafa Kazemi
Kabul (Afghanistan) – The US Army released suicide data today for the month of October.
During October, among active-duty soldiers, there were 20 potential suicides: five have been confirmed as suicides, and 15 remain under investigation.
During October, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 13 potential suicides (9 Army National Guard and 4 Army Reserve): 3 have been confirmed as suicides, and 10 remain under investigation.
For 2012, there have been 114 potential not on active-duty suicides (75 Army National Guard and 39 Army Reserve).
A total of 83 have been confirmed as suicides, and 31 remain under investigation.
In 2011 there have been 118 (82 Army National Guard and 36 Army Reserve) confirmed as suicides, and no cases under investigation.