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.
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Monday 30 December 2013
The history of Afghanistan's last ten years is the history of the West walking away
Tuesday 24 December 2013
A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan while serving with the Royal Engineers.
Monday 16 December 2013
'Booky Wook 2' was among literature deemed inappropriate for inmates
Sunday 15 September 2013
The deaths follow a mine collapse in December in which 11 men were believed to have died
Wednesday 04 September 2013
A young bank clerk has disappeared from her job in Kabul along with more than $1m.
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Insurgents shot and killed 12 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, including six aid workers employed on government projects, officials said Tuesday.
Thursday 01 August 2013
A Nato helicopter called in to support Afghan police at a highway checkpoint opened fire and mistakenly killed five Afghan officers, officials have said.
Thursday 18 July 2013
Attacks come as Taliban steps up intimidation campaign in Ramadan
Tuesday 02 July 2013
A British man killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan was named last night by the Foreign Office. Mark Duffus was one of at least eight people who died in the blast at a Nato supplier's compound in Kabul.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
A series of explosions rocked the gate leading into the presidential compound, believed to be one of the most secure places in the region
Taliban admits attack that kills four US troops in Afghanistan just hours after insurgent group announced it would hold peace talks
Wednesday 19 June 2013
The Afghan Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack that killed four US troops on the same day that peace talks between America and the group were announced.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Hundreds of Afghans blocked a major motorway south of Kabul carrying freshly dug-up bodies they claimed were victims of torture by US special forces and demanding the Americans be arrested, officials said.
Thursday 23 May 2013
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Thursday 16 May 2013
Muslim militant group Hizb-e-Islami have claimed responsibility for the early morning attack
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.
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