Two more of our soldiers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday afternoon. They belonged to the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment serving as part of Combined Force Nahr-e-Saraj (South).
The 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment is part of the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurka Rifles Battle Group and the soldiers were killed by small arms fire during engagement with insurgent forces.
The death toll now stands at 292 of our young.
More families will suffer the grief of loss for a lifetime and politicians will issue their platitudes at PMQs. There was a meeting at Chequers this week with the great and the good to discuss the Afghanistan war yet there has been little reported about it. I wonder why. Can't they make up their minds what to do?