Three British soldiers killed in AfghanistanAugust 14th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (DPA) Three British soldiers were killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan Thursday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in London said.
Their deaths, while on foot patrol near Sangin in Helmand province, brings the total of British military fatalities in Afghanistan to 199.
Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth said the deaths brought Britain “very close to the sad milestone of 200 fatalities in this conflict”.
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