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Six soldiers believed killed in Helmand

March 7, 2012

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that six soldiers are missing, believed killed, after their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in southern Afghanistan yesterday, Tuesday 6 March 2012.

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MOD announcement

Six soldiers, five from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and one from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, were on a mounted patrol when their Warrior armoured fighting vehicle was caught in an explosion.

Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Mackenzie, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said:

“I have the tragic duty to report that six soldiers are missing, believed killed, during a security patrol. The six soldiers, five from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and one from 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, were on patrol in a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle when it was caught in an explosion in the Task Force Helmand Area of Operations.”

Details are still being confirmed and further information will be released in due course. The families of the soldiers have been informed.

Continues at: mod.uk – Six soldiers believed killed in Helmand

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 7, 2012 17:51

    I hope that they are missed but not killed, an hop that is of all us. they are under the protection of God and i am sure they may be wounded but alive.
    this my opinion, my thoughts, my hope and my prayers. Claudio Alpaca

  2. March 7, 2012 18:52

    May they all rest in peace this is tragic news for all the families may they take comfort from their memories that they have of all these brave soldiers.

  3. Helen S permalink
    March 7, 2012 19:17

    When you go home, tell them of us, and say,
    For your Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today!! RIP xx

  4. Jim Pidgeon permalink
    March 8, 2012 00:15

    A sad day indeed. RIP gentlemen and condolences to your friends and loved ones.
    Ex1Para.

  5. fiona Slater permalink
    March 8, 2012 01:10

    please save these soldiers And let them be set free X

  6. March 8, 2012 01:11

    god please save these soldiers And bring them
    back safe X

  7. hectoranibal permalink
    March 8, 2012 15:01

    cuanto les esta costando a todas las fuerzas de la coalicion ,ayudar al pueblo afgano, mis respetos a estos valientes…

  8. vikki watts permalink
    March 9, 2012 16:35

    they were only here a short time but the marks they made will last forever godbless the rest of 7 platoon who are still out there our son is one of them bring them home safe xxxxxx

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