By Mustafa Kazemi
Kabul (Afghanistan) – The United States Army on Friday released the soldiers’ suicide statistics for the month of November.
According to the U.S. Army, in the month of November, among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides out of which one has been confirmed as a suicide and 11 others yet remain under investigation.
The Army has not provided further details on circumstances or location of any of suicides.
During November, among reserve component soldiers who were not on active duty, there were 15 potential suicides (12 soldiers from Army National Guard and three from Army Reserve) out of which two suicides are confirmed as suicide and 13 still remain under investigation.
In October, the Army reported 20 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers; since the release of that report, one case has been removed for a total of 19 cases: nine have been confirmed as suicides and 10 remain under investigation.
For the year 2012, there have been 177 potential active-duty suicides: 113 have been confirmed as suicides and 64 remain under investigation. Active-duty suicide number for 2011: 165 confirmed as suicides and no cases under investigation.