Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Afghanistan



Two more British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan.

They belonged to the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group and were killed yesterday, Tuesday 16 March.

The soldiers were killed as a result of an explosion which occurred in an area approximately 20km north of Musa Qal'ah district dcentre, Helmand province, yesterday afternoon.

Lieutenant Colonel David Wakefield said :

"It is with deep sadness I must inform you that a single IED explosion yesterday afternoon killed two British soldiers, both from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, serving as part of the Household Cavalry Regiment Battle Group."

More deaths from IEDs and may have been caused by a lack of equipment. We have now lost 275 of our military in this war.

My sympathy to the family and friends of the fallen.

2 comments:

Lorenzo said...

Can somebody explain the intelligence behind the conveyor belt of death on pointless suicide patrols. I don't get it, we can make silicon chips but we still fight with pre-roman methods. Is it because we like to match the stone-age enemy with stone-age tactics. I haven't got an answer but 90% of the worlds population are more intelligent than me so surely invention can come up with a 21st century century answer to stop this ridiculous waste.

subrosa said...

These patrols are to pave the way for convoys etc Lorenzo. In other words, it's better to lose one or two soldiers than a lorry full of supplies, equipment and of course the lorry.

Are they necessary? I honestly couldn't say. Someone with modern military experience would be better placed to answer.

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