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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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.
Friday 22 February 2013
Murder on the Victorian Railway, BBC2
Monday 21 January 2013
At least one policeman was killed today when Taliban militants detonated a car bomb at the gates of the Kabul traffic police headquarters and then stormed the compound, setting off a six-hour gun battle with security forces, authorities said.
Monday 24 December 2012
An Afghan policewoman shot and killed an American adviser outside the police headquarters in Kabul today, the latest in a rising tide of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies, senior Afghan officials said.
Friday 14 December 2012
An American service member was killed and three others were wounded Thursday afternoon when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into a heavily armored military vehicle just outside a base where US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta had been visiting troops earlier in the day.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Two small machines sit on a shelf in a closet at Kabul International Airport, surrounded by cardboard boxes and idle desk fans.
Monday 12 November 2012
In the wake of David Petraeus's resignation as head of the CIA over revelations of an extramarital affair, John Barry in The Daily Beast says the signs of Petraeus's infidelity were there for all to see.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Militants have fired rockets into an American base in Afghanistan, damaging the US joint chief of staff's plane while he was on a visit, a military official said today.
Thursday 19 July 2012
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.
Thursday 19 July 2012
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.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
A rogue Afghan soldier has been sentenced to death for killing four French soldiers during a training operation.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
An Afghan soldier has been sentenced to death for killing four French soldiers during a joint training and operation in eastern Afghanistan.
Monday 09 July 2012
The video of the Taliban executing a woman in the street, only miles from Kabul, is a sobering reminder of dismally disappointing legacy of foreign intervention in that hopelessly divided country from which Western countries are now hurrying to disengage themselves.
Monday 09 July 2012
Video of brutal killing is released on same day as donors promise £10bn of aid after troop withdrawal in 2014
Monday 04 June 2012
Taliban plans forced SAS to bring forward daring rescue mission
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Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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