Two British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan as the country's election took place yesterday. The Ministry of Defence deny the deaths were related to Afghanistan's parliamentary elections which have been marred by the deaths of 11 civilians and three police officers and suspected wide-scale fraud.
One soldier was from the Queen's Royal Lancers and the other from the Royal engineers. They were attached to the lst Battalion Scots Guards Battlegroup. They were blown up while on vehicle patrol west of Lashkar Gah.
The number of British losses since the conflict in Afghanistan began now stands at 337.