The UK announces that 8 British soldiers are killed in Afghanistan, the country's worst death toll in a 24-hour period.
Latest fatalities in Helmand push British death toll in the country past that in Iraq.
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Seven people, including two British tourists, are wounded in a knife attack in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The attacker, said to be an Afghan national, is arrested by police.
Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence for the United Kingdom, announces that over 400 troops will remain in Afghanistan through 2016. The military personnel will train Afghan toops and support NATO operations in Kabul.
A suicide bomber kills 5 in a targeted attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Five British ISAF personnel are killed in a military helicopter crash in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan.
The Taliban claim that they are holding a British foreign aid worker and offer to exchange her for Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistan scientist recently jailed in the United States.