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Afghan interpreters in UK residency bid

3 May 2013 Last updated at 18:42 BST

Lawyers for three Afghan interpreters who worked for British forces are starting legal action to try to win them the right to settle in the UK.

They have issued a High Court claim for a judicial review of the government's decision not to treat them in the same way as interpreters in Iraq, who were given the right to resettle in the UK after the war there.

Many of the 500 or so interpreters employed by the Ministry of Defence in Afghanistan say they have received serious threats to their lives. Prime Minister David Cameron says officials are drawing up "generous" options for them.

Caroline Wyatt reports.