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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

world Updated: Jun 09, 2008 08:37 IST

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British defence ministry has confirmed that three British soldier have been killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan, with two others injured.

The soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment, were on a foot patrol near their base in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, when they were struck by an explosion on Monday, the defence ministry said.

One soldier died on spot while two others succumbed to thier injuries later, the ministry said, adding that a medical emergency team was dispatched on a Chinook helicopter from Camp Bastion to the site of attack.

According to the Sky news, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup said he reflected on the most recent deaths with "both a sense of deep sadness and pride" as he asserted that the military effort was starting to achieve real change.