Cameron pledges to protect benefits for injured troops

Prime Minister David Cameron is in Helmand Province meeting soldiers today. Credit: ITV News

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that injured troops will be given a guaranteed disability payment worth around £130 when next year's welfare reforms come in.

A special allowance is being set up to ensure Army veterans with the most severe injuries will not lose out when the current Disability Living Allowance is replaced by a Personal Independence Payment (Pip) in April next year.

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Historic UK-Afghan-Pakistan talks

The Prime Minister is meeting the premiers of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul - the first time the three leaders have come together. He has warned the Taliban that Nato will leave Afghan forces fully prepared to take over in 2014.