Britiske soldater deltakelse i Afghanistan er også en kamp for Storbritannias fremtid, sier utenriksminister David Milliband. Åtte britiske soldater ble drept i løpet av et døgn.

Troops are fighting for the ‘future of Britain’ warns Foreign Secretary as the Afghanistan death toll rises.

David Miliband spoke out following a surge in British casualties, which saw eight soldiers killed in just 24 hours.

This brings the death toll since combat began in 2001 to184, overtaking the 179 troops killed in Iraq.

Miliband today defended Britain’s continuing presence in Afghanistan saying that the country had to be secured to safeguard against future terror attacks on home soil.

He said: «We must ensure that Afghanistan can not again become an incubator for terrorism and a launching pad for attacks on us.»

«This is about the future of Britain because we know that the borderlands of Afghanistan and Pakistan have been used to launch terrible attacks, not just on the US but on Britain as well.»

David Miliband defends Britain’s presence in Afghanistan