British troops fired a staggering 46 million rounds of ammunition at the Taliban during eight years of ­ferocious fighting in Afghanistan.

The total amount of bullets and artillery shells used over that bloody period cost the taxpayer almost £200million.

As many as two million rounds were fired from 9mm ­handguns as troops fought life-or-death duels with Taliban close up.

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