News Afghan children play cricket on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, near to Alinghar, Laghman where the cricket players were shot by a gunman.

Authorities say the gunman rode on a motorbike and shot the group of men

Afghan reality TV show's goal is national unity

Thousands of Afghan footballers have signed up to participate in trials to compete in the country's first professional league.

Briton killed in Afghanistan shooting named as Dave Chamberlain

A British civilian contractor shot dead by someone wearing an Afghan national security force uniform was a father of two from Kent.

UK returns stolen artefacts to Afghanistan

The British armed forces have returned historical artefacts dating back as far as the Bronze Age to Afghan museums, after they were stolen and smuggled abroad, it was announced today.

Looted treasures returned to Afghanistan by British Museum

The British Museum, aided by British police and the UK Border Force, has helped return to Afghanistan hundreds of looted antiquities seized from smugglers, The Independent can reveal.

David Cameron warns Taliban on UK Afghanistan exit

David Cameron today warned the Taliban not to “wait it out” in Afghanistan until troops withdraw in 2014.

Taliban bomb wrecks 22 Nato supply trucks in Afghanistan

A bomb planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 Nato trucks carrying supplies to US-led forces in northern Afghanistan.

Cameron vows to pursue G4S for costs of security shortfall

David Cameron signalled yesterday that the Government would attempt to claw back a £57m management fee that G4S is charging despite the security firm's failure to provide thousands of guards for the Olympic Games.

Well-known Afghan commander among 20 dead in blast

A suicide bomber blew himself up today in a wedding hall in northern Afghanistan, killing more than 20 people including a well-known commander in an attack that deals a setback to efforts to unify the nation's ethnic factions, Afghan officials said.

Female official assassinated in Afghanistan

A regional head of women's affairs was killed by a car bomb in eastern Afghanistan yesterday.

Nato service member among three killed in Afghanistan blasts

Two separate bombings in Afghanistan have killed a Nato service member as well as an official with the Afghan ministry of women's affairs and her husband.

International donors pledge over £10bn in development aid for Afghanistan

International donors pledged more than £10 billion today in badly-needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next four years when most foreign troops will leave, as President Hamid Karzai urged the international community not to abandon his country.

US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials say missiles fired by a U.S. drone have killed at least four suspected militants near the Afghan border.

Pakistan supply routes reopened

The first truck carrying supplies through Pakistan to US and Nato troops in neighbouring Afghanistan has crossed the border after a seven-month closure of supply routes by Pakistan ended.

Man in Afghan uniform shoots Nato troops

A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and wounded a number of coalition troops in eastern Afghanistan, the US-led Nato coalition said today.

Afghan militants 'beheaded troops' says Pakistan

Militants crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them, the Pakistani military charged, and the country's outraged new prime minister said he would protest to the Afghan president.

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