A 10-year-old Afghan girl has claimed the Taliban forced her to wear a suicide bomb vest in an attempt to blow up a police checkpoint.
Mince pies make it as far as Camp Bastion so personnel can still celebrate Christmas.
A soldier who was told he would probably never be a father after he was seriously injured in Afghanistan is now expecting a baby daughter.
A military dog belonging to British armed forces has been captured by militants in Afghanistan, ITV News understands.
The Ministry of Defence has refused to comment on reports that the animal, which has appeared in videos on jihadi websites surrounded by armed men, is British.
Media reports claim the dog is called Colonel and is believed to have been captured at the end of last year, nothing is known about his current whereabouts.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has confirmed a military dog in Afghanistan went missing in December.
British troops in Afghanistan have seen the first proper snowfall in Camp Bastion in eight years, the Ministry of Defence said.
There have been small flurries before, but yesterday the snow lay on the ground for the first time.
The snow came just 72 hours after temperatures were at 21C.
The unusual weather is believed to have been caused by an icy air mass pushing down from the north which met expected wet weather from the south west, creating the extreme conditions.
A suicide bomber attacked an Afghan army bus in the capital, Kabul, killing three people and wounding at least 10, police said.
The attack, the latest in a worrying upsurge of violence in Kabul and around Afghanistan, was claimed by the Taliban.
"The number (of victims) might change. An investigation is ongoing abut the incident," said Hashmat Stanikzai, the chief spokesman for police in Kabul.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai seems to have stiffened his resolve not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the US should leave the country unless it can restart peace talks with the Taliban.
Mr Karzai told a news conference, "In exchange for this agreement, we want peace for the people of Afghanistan. Otherwise, it's better for them to leave and our country will find its own way."
He said pressing ahead with talks with the Taliban was critical to ensure that Afghanistan was not left with a weak central government.
"Starting peace talks is a condition because we want to be confident that after the signing of the security agreement, Afghanistan will not be divided into fiefdoms," the president added.
A gunman on a motorbike opened fire at a group of local cricket players in Afghanistan, killing five of them before fleeing, the Associated Press reported.
The men were shot at during a game in Alinghar district, in the eastern Laghman province, on Thursday, provincial spokesman Sarhadii Zhouak said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killings.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a statement condemning the attack.
The sister of the Labour MEP candidate Del Singh from Southampton, has paid tribute to her brother after he was killed in Afghanistan at the weekend. Mr Singh was one of 21 victims who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.
His sister, Dishi Phangura, said: "In my eyes my brother was my hero. He was invincible.". She said she would work towards keeping his legacy alive.
A Nato service member has been killed in an assault by suicide bombers and gunmen on a base in southern Afghanistan.
The attack involved a suicide car bomb and gunmen wearing vests with explosives, Nato said.
All the assailants were killed and the base suffered moderate damage to its perimeter during the attack.
The service member's nationality has not been released in line with Nato protocol.
A YouTube video has emerged of committed campaigner Del Singh who died in a bomb attack in Kabul in which he talks about working in a number of war torn countries.
In the video, which he posted in June Last year, he talks about his experience managing EU and UN projects in post-conflict countries, including Afghanistan, Palestine, Libya and Sierra Leone.
He said: "[My] experience includes over 10 years working in international development including working for the European Union, for the UN and for Department for International Development (DFID) in places such as Kosovo, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Sudan."
Briton Simon Chase, who was among the victims in a suicide attack in Kabul, had been living with his fiancee in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
Deeply saddened by the cowardly murder of Del Singh in Kabul - an aid worker, a Labour candidate, and a passionate campaigner for justice.
Awful news that Del Singh has been killed in Kabul attack - he worked so hard to help others. Thoughts with family http://t.co/p5BxUiea9g