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A YOUNG Scottish soldier was executed by the Taliban in Afghanistan after leaving his checkpoint to search for some missing kit, an inquest has heard.
SHIVERING, moaning and delirious with pain, the woman was wrapped in a blanket and flanked by two relatives as the makeshift ambulance reversed up the hospital ramp.
EIGHT members of an extended family – three women and five children – were buried on a hillside overlooking Kabul yesterday after they were killed in a single suicide attack.
THE bodies lay mangled in a circle; twisted and torn, caked in blood and dust, or clean and intact.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 54 people outside a shrine in Kabul during an unprecedented wave of violence against minority Shiites in Afghanistan.
Western nations cannot turn their backs on Afghanistan and must see the job through after making an “investment in blood”, the commander of British forces in the country has said.
From Helmand to the Home Counties, that’s the journey made by an Afghan teen after a rocket attack killed his brother and blinded him. Our correspondent Jerome Starkey has also come a long way – he’s become Najib’s guardian 1 Comment
MILITANTS tried to blast their way into an American base in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, striking before dawn with rocket-propelled grenades and a vehicle packed with explosives.
US military investigators have concluded that the Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 American troops in August was caused by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) that hit the rear rotor, causing the aircraft to fall vertically to the ground and burst into flames.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has said the Taleban are entirely reliant on Pakistan, claiming the militants cannot lift a finger without the Pakistanis.
Hundreds of demonstrators paraded through the streets of the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday to call for the immediate withdrawal of international military forces ahead of the tenth anniversary of the US-led invasion.
AFGHAN intelligence officials said that they have broken up a cell that plotted to kill president Hamid Karzai, arresting six people in Kabul allegedly linked to al-Qaeda and the Haqqani militant group.
Afghanistan has signed a strategic partnership with India – its first such agreement – recognising a regional ally largely sidelined during a decade of international efforts to root out terrorists on Afghan soil.
A ROYAL Marine killed in a bomb blast in Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence.
THE mother of Liam Tasker, the 26-year-old army dog handler and explosives expert killed in Afghanistan in March, has revealed the messages her son sent members of his family to be opened in the event of his death.
Two Nato service members have been killed in south-western Helmand province by an Afghan policeman.
The family of a "hero" army dog handler killed in Afghanistan has been presented with the Elizabeth Cross by the Princess Royal.
A LEADING charity has warned that Afghan security forces are not ready to take over security responsibilities from Nato troops, claiming the professionalism and accountability of the nation's police and army raise "serious concerns".