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# Bombings
Over 20 killed in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
# Afghanistan
Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party
WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.
More British soldiers killed themselves than died in Afghanistan last year
A total of 50 serving and veteran British soldiers died by suicide last year, more than the 40 who died in combat in Afghanistan.
# Afghanistan
Taliban claims film revenge attack on base in south Afghanistan
Two US Marines were killed in the attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where Prince Harry is based.
# Afghanistan
Insurgents kill 17 'party-goers' in Afghanistan
Early reports said that the 15 men and two women had been beheaded but subsequent accounts have shed more light on the attack.
# Afghanistan
NATO to limit airstrikes on Afghan homes
A spokesperson for the military alliance says that airstrikes will not be used on civilian dwellings unless it’s a matter of ‘self-defence for troops on the ground’.
# Afghanistan
Two separate suicide bombings kill 18 in Afghanistan
Both attacks took place outside government offices including a police station in Musa Qala.
# Afghanistan
British soldier dismissed from army after stabbing Afghan child
The soldier was dismissed from the army after his courtmartial in June convicted him of stabbing a 10-year-old boy in Helmand last year.
# Afghanistan
NATO apologises after botched airstrike kills women and children in Afghanistan
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has asked NATO forces to coordinate airstrikes with his army but it appears NATO did not do so on this occasion.
# Afghanistan
Wikileaks reveals US and Afghan scorn for British military
Leaked diplomatic cables show how both US and Afghan authorities had little faith in the British military’s capabilities.
# Afghanistan
UK troops leave deadly Afghan province
British troops hand over responsibility for Sangin, in Helmand province, to US forces.