July 8th, 2010
02:19 PM ET

Three troops killed in Afghanistan

Three service members from the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan were killed in action Thursday, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

One died in an insurgent attack in the east and two died in bombings in the south. ISAF has not released their nationalities, but the British Defence Ministry confirmed that one of the service members was British.

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The British soldier was killed in an explosion during a foot patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand province, located in southern Afghanistan, the ministry said.


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July 8th, 2010
01:34 PM ET

Former British officer freed from Afghan prison

A former British army officer, recently acquitted in Afghanistan on bribery charges, was released from jail Thursday, his lawyer said.

William Shaw had been sentenced in April to two years in Kabul's Pul-e-Charkhi jail but was acquitted Sunday.

He has to stay in the country until July 24 because the prosecution has at least 20 days to appeal. If he were to leave the country before that time, his lawyer, Kimberley Motley, could face punishment.

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