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Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed
The aircraft, believed to be a US helicopter, also injured two other special forces servicemen and destroyed part of a police checkpoint
Zakaria Kandahari ‘fled American base’ in January after his arrest was ordered
Defence Secretary admits Britain holding dozens of suspected insurgents without trial in Helmand
Retired army officer was forced out for awarding Royal Armouries workers thousands of pounds
Reports of Sarin being used during an operation outside Damascus on 19 March came from Israel
A huge airlift to bring thousands of tons of military equipment back from Afghanistan to the UK has begun, ahead of the full withdrawal of British troops by the end of next year.
Deaths came during fight with insurgents in Uruzgan province
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.
The Taliban has billed a rash of insider attacks targeting international troops in Afghanistan as an effective battlefield strategy, but detailed data disclosed recently by the US military suggest that the largest percentage of such incidents probably stemmed from personal motives rather than enemy infiltration.
The creator of hit TV drama Homeland has condemned the Ministry of Defence for running a "crude animal laboratory" in which live pigs are shot with high-powered rifles so army medics can practise surgery on them.
Senior American officer in Afghanistan makes astonishing claim about deputy Isaf commander over his advice to soldiers
The top US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communication with a woman at the centre of the sex scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus, a senior US defence official said today.
Alex Salmond celebrates after members vote to drop opposition to military alliance
Alex Salmond rallied the SNP at its annual conference in Perth today by telling activists that “in 2014 the nonsense ends”.