The first Afghan Police community engagement event for youngsters and their families has attracted more than 200 children in an area once considered a stronghold of the insurgency in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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Afghan police engage with youngsters in Helmand
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has told Parliament that ‘real and meaningful’ progress is being achieved in Afghanistan and that the insurgency is under considerable pressure.
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Defence Secretary updates Parliament on progress in Afghanistan
Afghan soldiers working alongside British forces have dealt a heavy blow to the insurgency in central Helmand by discovering a deadly stash of bomb-making equipment and weaponry, including 50 improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
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50-IED cache found by UK and Afghan troops in Helmand