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

Pentagon readies options for troops in Afghanistan after 2014

Pentagon leaders intend to present options for the number of US troops to keep in Afghanistan next year and beyond to President Obama by year's end, according to the Defense Department's chief spokesman.

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Two Gurkhas shot dead in Afghanistan by gunman in police uniform

Latest deaths bring the number of UK forces killed in ‘green on blue’ attacks to 11 this year

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Scores killed in Afghanistan mosque suicide bomb attack during Eid al-Adha

A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan today, killing 36 people and wounding at 23, government and hospital officials said.

Army medic and Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan firefight that started by 'mistake'

An army medic, who died alongside a Royal Marine in a firefight in Helmand involving the local police, has become the third woman soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.

Amarullah Ali, right, with British troops during Operation Omid Do in Helmand

Royal Marine and female medic killed on patrol in Helmand

A Royal Marine and a woman soldier have died from injuries received while on patrol in Afghanistan.

Marines bailed after hearing into insurgent's death

Five Royal Marines charged with murder following an incident in Afghanistan have been released from custody.

Britain's postgrad crisis puts us on the same level as Kazakhstan

Students put off extended study by rising course fees and lack of access to loans
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