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More deaths in Afghanistan

More deaths in Afghanistan

2:44pm 24th June 2010
(Updated 7:27am 28th June 2010)

Four more North Yorkshire soldiers have died in Afghanistan bringing the total number of personnel killed there to 8 in less than a week.

The latest casualties were involved in a road accident in Helmand Province yesterday evening. They were all serving with the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment and one was on attachment from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Their families have been told.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, said:

"It is with great sadness I must inform you that three soldiers from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment and one soldier from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment (attached to 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment) were killed last night in northern Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province.

"They were part of a team that was travelling to assist in an incident at a nearby checkpoint when they were killed in a vehicle incident. They will be sorely missed and their actions will not be forgotten. We will remember them."


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