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Dharmender Singh Phangurha was a prospective Labour MEP whose promising political career was cut tragically short in a Taliban suicide attack at a restaurant in Kabul. Del Singh, as he was better known, was one of two Britons killed along with 19 others, including senior UN officials, US workers, eight Afghan dignitaries and members of staff of the popular restaurant, La Taverna du Liban, in what was described as the "deadliest violence against foreign civilians" in Afghanistan since the start of the war nearly 13 years ago.

US army soldiers along with the soldiers of Afghan National Army (ANA) march through Watahpur District in Kunar province

Afghans claim nine civilians were killed in Nato airstrike on truck

The organisation has denied the report and insists the dead were all ‘enemy forces’

Taliban insurgents have been released in Pakistan

Pakistan releases seven Afghan Taliban fighters

Country says the aim is to 'facilitate the Afghan reconciliation process'

Female Afghan bank clerk flees with $1m

A young bank clerk has disappeared from her job in Kabul along with more than $1m.

Nato combat missions in Afghanistan are planned to end by the end of next year

Taliban attacks Nato base in Afghanistan

Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed

Nato combat missions in Afghanistan are planned to end by the end of next year

Eighteen dead and dozens injured in two attacks in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber has killed 18 people after detonating explosives close to a police checkpoint in southern Afghanistan in one of two attacks occurring within 24 hours of each other.

David Flatman staging 'Ashes' boxing match between Danny Grewcock and Justin Harrison

The fight is part of Flatman's testimonial year

Taliban attack Polish base in Afghanistan, seven killed

Attackers reportedly detonated an explosive-laden truck at the rear of the base

Hamid Karzai and UN condemn killing of civilians by Taliban in Afghanistan

Insurgents shot and killed 12 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, including six aid workers employed on government projects, officials said Tuesday.

Taliban kill aid workers and civilians in two separate incidents

Twelve civilians, including six aid workers, have been shot dead by insurgents in two separate incidents, Afghan officials said.

MoD criticises report that claims young army recruits perform the most dangerous roles

The Ministry of Defence has branded a new study as “wrong and misleading” that claims very young army recruits are more likely to die because they perform the most dangerous roles.

BAE to lose Washington veteran Linda Hudson

Linda Hudson, who made history as the first female boss of a major US defence contractor, is set to retire from BAE Systems.

Petition to protect rights of Afghan interpreters is delivered to Downing Street

Winston Churchill's great-grandson has delivered a petition with more than 55,000 signatures to Downing Street, demanding action from David Cameron to protect Afghan interpreters who served on the front line in Helmand with British troops.

Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi yacht heads down the Solent yesterday

Injured servicemen dip a 'toe in the water' with entry to gruelling yacht race

Amputees among 2,500 competitors in biennial 608-mile race featuring more women than ever

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Major who shot dead 13 people at US Army base in Texas will represent himself at court martial

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