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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Three British soldiers were killed in an explosion at the southern Helmand province in Afghanistan during an escort operation, the defence ministry in London said.

world Updated: Feb 25, 2009 22:32 IST

Three British soldiers were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the defence ministry in London said.

The blast happened in the southern Helmand province during an escort operation, the ministry said in a statement. It takes the number of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan to 148 since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.