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UK Defence Minister 'sorry' after he may have been wrong to say Afghanistan veteran took own life

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military veteran who served in Afghanistan had taken their own life in recent days because of their feelings over what had happened there.

During a round of broadcast interviews this morning Armed Forces Minister James Heappey told Sky News he was aware of at least one former soldier who had taken their life "in the last week or so" in the wake of the takeover by the Taliban.

Heappey, a former Army officer who himself served in the country, said the individual concerned had been serving there when he was on his last tour of duty.

However, appearing later on BBC Breakfast, he said the report he was referring to may have been "inaccurate".He said: "Since I mentioned that to your colleague Kay Burley on Sky only 20 minutes ago we have had a.

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