UK foreign secretary David Miliband has rejected claims that British forces in Afghanistan do not have the right equipment.

The stance follows news that 184 British troops have been killed in Afghanistan since the start of the war in 2002.

Miliband also reasserted that Britain must stay in Afghanistan to stop the country becoming an incubator of international terrorism.

“Al Qaeda is a global movement, but its place of choice is the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan – everybody agrees on that,” Miliband said.