NATO airstrike Afghanistan: Eleven children and a woman killed

Eleven children and a woman killed in Nato airstrike against Taliban commanders Local officials said the strike hit houses in the Kunar province, AfghanistanSaid the woman and children died when their homes collapsed on them Six insurgents, including two senior Taliban leaders, died in the strike International Security Assistance Force said it is assessing incident By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 16:05 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 17:49 GMT, 7 April 2013 A Nato airstrike killed at least 11 children yesterday during an operation targeting Taliban commanders. At least one woman also died in the strike and more than six others were injured in the strike on a village in Shigal district in Kunar province, on the Pakistani border

Army given a 25-day Christmas break as thank you for the Olympics… and to try and cut its gas and electric bills

Army given a 25-day Christmas break as thank you for the Olympics… and to try and cut its gas and electric bills All 110,000 military and civilian personnel must take 'block leave' from December 14 until January 7The decision means that all barracks and military sites will be closed for almost a month | UPDATED: 23:36 GMT, 2 December 2012 The Army has been ordered to take a 25-day Christmas holiday to try to cut its electricity and gas bills.