The head of the Army, General Sir Peter Wall, said the "timetable is set" for a handover to Afghan security forces who are "doing a very good job":
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The boy was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital where he died.
The victim, who was wearing her uniform at the time, was found knocking on doors nearly four hours after she was abducted.
There will be gales across Scotland and northern England this morning, but these will gradually ease through the afternoon.