British troops have carried out a major operation in Afghanistan in an area that has seen some of the fiercest battles of the war, the Ministry of Defence has said.
About 80 British soldiers travelled to Sangin to fight Taliban insurgents with the Afghan National Army, just months before it takes full control of security in the country.
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Marjorie and Michael Cawdery, both 83, are understood to have been stabbed to death in a killing their family called "incomprehensible".
Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the shooting in Brent, north west London on Friday night.
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