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MoD names three soldiers killed in Afghanistan IED blast as Government says it will ask questions about Mastiff armoured vehicle in Helmand
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Troops are first to die in vehicle brought in to protect against IEDs in Afghanistan
Wednesday 01 May 2013
Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the UK had paid a "a very high price" for the work it was doing in Afghanistan after three soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack
Monday 29 April 2013
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his national security team has been receiving payments from the US government for the past 10 years.
Saturday 20 April 2013
Shares in Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC) jumped by 26 per cent yesterday after a consortium of key shareholders in the Kazakh miner announced they were considering an offer for the company.
Thursday 11 April 2013
A former Soviet soldier presumed dead for 33 years has spoken of how he embraced Islam and turned his gun on his countrymen after he was shot, left for dead by his unit, and nursed back to health in a remote Afghan village.
Sunday 07 April 2013
Militants killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, and an Afghan doctor in a pair of attacks in Afghanistan yesterday in the deadliest day for the US in the war in eight months.
Monday 01 April 2013
The Pentagon had initially given a different version of events
Sunday 31 March 2013
Thousands of recruits are quitting the newly formed Afghan police and armed forces every month, raising fears over their ability to protect the emerging democracy when coalition troops leave the country in less than two years' time. For every 10 new soldiers recruited to the Afghan National Army (ANA), at least three are lost because they have been sacked, captured or killed in action, new figures have revealed. British officials admit that current "attrition rates", with more than 5,000 soldiers quitting every month, threaten the force's long-term effectiveness.
Saturday 30 March 2013
The latest in a string of civilian deaths causing friction with the Afghan leadership
Monday 25 March 2013
The United States today handed over the once notorious prison at Bagram air base in Afghanistan to full Afghan control in a symbolic recognition of national sovereignty long demanded by Hamid Karzai, the country’s president.
Friday 22 March 2013
A member of Afghanistan's government-backed militia programme has shot and killed five of his colleagues, an official said today.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
US special operations forces and their Afghan counterparts will withdraw from a strategic eastern province after complaints that they were involved in human rights abuses.
Thursday 14 March 2013
British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are part of a campaign that attempted to “impose an ideology foreign to the Afghan people” and was “unwinnable in military terms”, according to a damning report by the Ministry of Defence.
Tuesday 12 March 2013
A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said today.
Monday 11 March 2013
A police officer opened fire on US and Afghan forces at a police headquarters, leading to a firefight that killed two US troops and two other Afghan policemen. The attacker was also killed in the shoot-out.
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