The animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross has been awarded to a labrador called Sasha who was killed serving in Afghanistan in 2008.
An exhibition of photographs of Afghanistan by acclaimed photojournalist Steve McCurry opens in London this week.
Army search dog Sasha, who died alongside her handler in Afghanistan, will be honoured with the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
A Taliban suicide bomber detonated himself outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police said. A Taliban spokesman, Zabihulllah Mujahid, claimed responsibility for the attack.
In this successful attack up to 15 invader soldiers were killed or wounded and many vehicles were damaged.
Three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter have been killed in a suicide bomb attack outside Kabul international airport, police told Reuters.
The nationalities of the foreign advisers were not immediately clear.
A fierce gunbattle between Afghan security forces and militants in a building near Kabul airport has now ended, according to reports by AFP.
BREAKING: All 4 insurgents killed by Forces, the area cleared now, no causality to forces: MoI
An attack on Kabul airport has now ended after the gunmen were killed, officials have said.
#UPDATE Kabul airport assault ends after all attackers killed: officials
Gunmen have used rockets to attack Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital, a senior military official has said.
The gunmen occupied two buildings, which were under construction and used them as a base to fire rockets and gunfire toward planes at the airport, according to NBC News.
ISAF jet fighters are currently flying over Kabul, said Afzal Aman, a general in the Afghan army in Kabul.
An explosion followed by bursts of gunfire have been heard near Kabul International Airport in the Afghan capital.
Smoke was also seen rising above the facility, which is used by civilians and the military, a Reuters witness said.
At least 30 people have died after a car packed with explosives went off in a crowded market in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktika, police said.
Police said at least 40 people have been injured:
Right now, police are taking all the wounded to hospitals.
Both candidates in the Afghan presidential election have agreed to abide by the results of a comprehensive audit of the second round of the Afghan presidential vote, according to US secretary of state John Kerry.
Kerry said the United Nations would supervise the investigation into the results of the second round of the Afghan presidential vote which has been deadlocked since the June 14.
Both Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani have disputed the results but Kerry said they will respect the audit which will be carried out in the country's capital Kabul and take 24 hours to complete.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said all of the reports of fraud and irregularities in the second round of the Afghan presidential vote need to be resolved.
The election run-off between the leading contenders, Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, has been deadlocked since the June 14 vote, raising concerns in Washington about a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan just as US troops are withdrawing.
Abdullah Abdullah has declared he was the winner of last month's run-off vote, despite preliminary results showing that Ashraf Ghani won the second round.
Financial and military aid to Afghanistan would be cut if any party tries to seize power illegally, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
The warning comes after Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed he was the winner of last month's run-off vote, despite preliminary results showing that Ashraf Ghani won the June 14 second round.
Thousands of Abdullah's supporters gathered in Kabul with some suggesting his camp should declare victory and form a parallel government.
“I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan and of suggestions of a ‘parallel government’ with the gravest concern,” said Mr Kerry in a statement during a trip to Asia.