Five British soldiers killed in gun battle

FIVE British soldiers have been killed in a battle in Afghanistan, defence officials revealed today.The soldiers - three from the Grenadier Guards and two from the Royal Military Police - died in an attack in the Nad-e'Ali district of Helmand Province.

FIVE British soldiers have been killed in a battle in Afghanistan, defence officials revealed today.

The soldiers - three from the Grenadier Guards and two from the Royal Military Police - died in an attack in the Nad-e'Ali district of Helmand Province.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said the soldiers died from gunshot wounds during the incident yesterday afternoon.

Next of kin have been informed.