Announcement

Two soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment killed in Afghanistan

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It is with sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce that two soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment were killed in Afghanistan today, Saturday 15 September 2012.

The soldiers were shot and killed by a man wearing the uniform of the Afghan Local Police at a checkpoint in the south of Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.

Spokesman for Task Force Helmand, Major Laurence Roche, said:

It is with deep sadness that I must report the death of two soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment who were shot and killed by a man wearing the uniform of the Afghan Local Police at a checkpoint in the south of Nahr-e Saraj.

“The Yorkshire Regiment has suffered a deep loss today and everyone serving within Task Force Helmand will want to send their condolences to the soldiers’ families and loved ones at this time.”

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