UK: Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

THREE British soldiers have died after a man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot them at a checkpoint in Helmand Province, the Ministry of Defence said.

The soldiers, two of whom were serving with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and the other who was serving with the Royal Corps of Signals, received first aid at the scene after yesterday’s attack but died of their injuries.

They had been working in an Afghan Police Advisory Team.

Their next-of-kin have been informed.

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