Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country
The top US commander in Afghanistan apologised to President Hamid Karzai for a drone strike that killed a child and NATO promised an investigation as rising tensions threatened efforts to persuade the Afghan leader to sign a long-delayed security agreement.
More than 20 were also injured after a bomb attack in the Afghan capital
Talks to decide the future of US involvement in Afghanistan continued last night, amid tensions over a "military operation" in which American forces "forcibly removed" a senior Taliban commander from an Afghan government convoy.
The decision follows an investigation into the circumstances of an attack on Camp Bastion, in south western Afghanistan which killed two Marines
Rights groups claim payouts are pitifully low and do not give families sufficient help
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is the most senior Afghan detainee to be released
Country's interior minister releases statement announcing 'deeply saddening' incident which also wounded 13 others
Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed
Death of Temir Issakunov is the first case of bubonic plague in the country for over 30 years
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.
The aircraft, believed to be a US helicopter, also injured two other special forces servicemen and destroyed part of a police checkpoint
Zakaria Kandahari ‘fled American base’ in January after his arrest was ordered
Karipbek Kuyukov couldn't enter the country because he couldn't provide fingerprints
President Nazarbayev said he had been watching Cameron and praised him for 'the way he protects the interests of the British people all over the world'
Pressure groups have called on the PM to raise human rights issues with the regime