1 killed , 4 British soldiers injured by bomb

#2
They've got the story now:

Here.

Three British soldiers have been seriously injured following a roadside bomb attack in Basra, southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.

Iraqi police Capt Mushtaq Khazim told Associated Press that a British vehicle was destroyed by the bomb but had no further details.

The MoD in London confirmed that an incident had taken place involving British forces.
Very bad news - my thoughts are with them and my prayers are for their full and speedy recoveries.
 
#3
Suddenly lost my sunday lunch appetite.

Speedy and safe recovery fellas.
 
#6
Oh shit - Updated news:

A British soldier have been killed and four were seriously injured following a roadside bomb attack in Basra, southern Iraq, the Ministry of Defence says.

Iraqi police Capt Mushtaq Khazim told Associated Press that a British vehicle was destroyed by the bomb but had no further details.

The MoD in London confirmed that an incident had taken place involving British forces.

The latest death brings the total death toll for UK soldiers in Iraq to 98.
Rest in Peace.

My condolences to those who grieve.
 
#7
Thanks Dozy - unusually, there is very little on Reuters about it yet....

Condolences to the family and friends... and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.

Ghost
 
#8
RIP.
It would be nice to think this is the last time we have to post condolances for a British soldier killed in a s"""e-hole like Afghanistan. But I know it won't be.
I pray I'm wrong, but I think the bad times are just getting started...
 
#9
Reuters Story

Reuters confirming that one killed and four injured.

LONDON (Reuters) - One British soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Basra, southern Iraq, on Sunday and four others were injured, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said in London.

Since the conflict started in 2003, 98 British soldiers have died in Iraq.

The MoD spokesman said they were investigating the circumstances of the attack and could not give any further details until the next of kin had been informed.

Britain has more than 8,000 troops in southern Iraq and has been the main ally of the United States in the war.

Basra has enjoyed relative calm compared to central Iraq where insurgents are waging a campaign of suicide bombings and shootings, but it has seen an increase in violence in the last few months.
GR
 
#10
All of the news-services are running the story now, Ghostie, though the MoD site is yet to be updated, so sadly it does look like a valid and verified story.

Yes Werewolf, I echo your sentiment and have done ever since the first reported death. Each time I offer condolences I hope that it is the last time, but in light of the foreign policy decisions being made by the British and US governments, it is naive to think that this may be the case. Those we lose won't be forgotten by those of us who care, but I wonder how often our 'leaders' do as I do and look at the names and faces of all of those we've lost so far: The Fallen.

Keep safe all who are in harm's way.





Edited for a missed apostrophe.
 
#11
More sad news. My thoughts are with the injured, the bereaved and the colleagues of those involved.

I too am growing weary of hearing of the deaths of more of Britain's finest young men, whilst Ministers in our dire government spout their platitudes and hope it will all turn out right in the end, despite their lack of planning and absence of backbone.
 
#12
Shit news fella's. RIP and get well soon to all concerned.

To any of the deployed logged on here dont let the fluckers get you down.

Keep your Body drama n helmets on. Visors down. Eyes and ears open and mouth shut!!!

Be safe and see you home for a few beers soon enough!
 
#16
RIP
 
#20
My sincere condolences to the family and friends.

Ne Obliviscaris
 

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