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Three British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

July 2, 2012

It is with the deepest sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that three soldiers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday, Sunday 1 July 2012.

Ministry of Defence crestTwo soldiers serving with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and one serving with the Royal Corps of Signals were killed in an incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

The soldiers were part of a Police Advisory Team which had been to the checkpoint to conduct a shura. On leaving, they were engaged by small arms fire from a man wearing an Afghan Police uniform. During this exchange of fire the three soldiers were wounded and, despite receiving first aid at the scene, they died of their injuries.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Ian Lawrence, said:

“It is with deep regret that I must inform you that three soldiers, two serving with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and one serving with the Royal Corps of Signals, have been killed in an incident at Checkpoint Kamparack Pul in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province.

“Their loss will be felt deeply across Task Force Helmand. However, this will be nothing compared to the grief experienced by the soldiers’ families. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this extremely difficult time.”

The soldiers’ families have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    July 2, 2012 14:07

    My condolences buddies and loved ones of soldiers killed on Afghanistan. A history withouth an end or a period of intensification of insurgents attacks? I understand Your human situation, your stress, but remembe, you are ever with us and we with you. Our killed brothers lives now on eternity on the reign of The father and on our hearts. claudio Alpaca

  2. Barry Sheridan permalink
    July 2, 2012 14:40

    My thoughts are with the families of this men. Their loss is devastating. RIP.

  3. jack permalink
    July 2, 2012 16:21

    i weep the tears that all mothers do whenever we hear of soldiers killed. keep the faith.

  4. Grant cook permalink
    July 2, 2012 17:49

    My deepest condolences now go out to all the family’s concerned .

  5. mo3andjo7 permalink
    July 2, 2012 18:00

    OUR LOSS – HEAVENS GAIN – OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILIES OF THE BRAVE YOUNG SOLDIERS OF THE WELCH GUARDS (CYMRU AM BYTH) AND ALSO TO THE BRAVE SOLDIER IN THE SIGNALS (CERTO SITTO!) – OUR DEBT TO THEM AND OUR OVERWHELMING THANKS. ‘STAND EASY BOYS’ YOUR JOB IS DONE

  6. July 2, 2012 21:54

    The one cowardly attack that leaves the troops defenseless, as a former serviceman and father of a serving soldier there is nothing that can be added except may they all RIP and that the families and friends can gain peace within themselves at this time

  7. Stephen Huggins permalink
    July 13, 2012 23:31

    I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of these servicemen, in this time of their great loss and bereavement. May they find peaceful solace during these trying times.

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