BBC News: Hammond – Afghanistan shootings “will not derail the mission”
The Prime Minister, the Defence Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Staff have commented on the shootings of three British soldiers by a rogue Afghan policeman in Helmand yesterday.
Prime Minister David Cameron said he was “deeply saddened by the appalling news”, while Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said all thoughts were with the families of dead men.
Mr Hammond added that:
“… though deeply tragic, yesterday’s incident and attacks like it will not derail the mission or distract us from the task in hand.”