|03-10-2012, 04:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 1969
Six UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan explosion
This was already on the 7th but I missed it so here it is a bit late.
"Six British soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan when their vehicle was hit by an explosion.
Five from 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment and one from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment had been on patrol in Kandahar province on Tuesday. Their families have been told.
It is the biggest single loss of UK life at one time in Afghanistan since a Nimrod crash killed 14 in 2006.
The explosion is thought to have been caused by a very large Taliban bomb.
The number of British military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001 is now 404."
"Bitter reminder that Afghanistan fighting is not over"
"Six British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan by a Taliban bomb have been named by the Ministry of Defence.
Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, Pte Anthony Frampton, 20, and Pte Christopher Kershaw, 19, died in the blast.
Pte Daniel Wade, 20, Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, and Sgt Nigel Coupe, 33, were also killed when their Warrior armoured vehicle was hit on Tuesday."
Last edited by ChillyFox; 03-10-2012 at 04:08 PM.