British troops ‘metres away’ from Kabul bomb blast given therapy

Officers say soldiers encouraged to ‘share feelings and open up’ after trauma of Afghan evacuation

British soldiers were “a matter of metres” from last week’s deadly bomb blast at Kabul airport – and are taking part in decompression therapy to help deal with any trauma they suffered during the dangerous two-week evacuation.

Commanding officers, speaking for the first time after returning from the Afghan capital, said it was sheer good fortune that prevented British troops from being killed in the attack alongside 170 Afghans and 13 Americans.

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Category: Mental Health