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.