Afghanistan: Minister admits suicide claim may be ‘inaccurate’

A government defence minister has corrected himself live on air after earlier saying a British Afghan veteran took their own life over the events in Afghanistan.

James Heappey first told Sky News he felt “sick to the bottom of my stomach” after learning a soldier who served in Afghanistan had taken their own life.

But within minutes he told the Breakfast’s Dan Walker that the report may be inaccurate.

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