British PM visits Afghanistan; promises more troops
Last Updated: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 00:08
Kabul: Britain's Prime Minister has paid a surprise visit to British troops in southern Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown flew today to the city of Lashkar Gah, where British troops have been waging a tough fight against Taliban insurgents.

Brown promised British troops more help to overcome the threat of Taliban roadside bombs that have killed and wounded many British soldiers this summer.

A sharp rise in casualties has undercut support for the war among the British public and sharp criticism that the government has not given the soldiers enough helicopters and other support to cope with the rising insurgency.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, August 30, 2009, 00:08

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