Afghan president Ashraf Ghani
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Afghan president honours UK soldiers for 'ultimate sacrifice'

A special service is to be held at St Paul's Cathedral in London to commemorate the end of British involvement in the war in Afghanistan.

The Queen and many veterans will attend the ceremony, and the Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron are among those also expected to attend.

A simultaneous service will be held in Afghanistan for troops still there.

Ahead of the service, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani paid tribute to the 453 UK troops who died fighting in the country.

Mr Ghani said they had "paid the ultimate sacrifice to enable us to live in freedom, in hope for peace, prosperity and dignity".

  • 13 Mar 2015
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