2 soldiers killed in AFG 080907 - names released

It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of two soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters) in Afghanistan earlier today, Saturday 8 September 2007.

A number of other soldiers were also injured in the incident, two are in a serious condition. The soldiers were taking part in a pre-planned operation to disrupt Taliban activity, south of Garmsir, southern Helmand Province, when their patrol was attacked by enemy fighters shortly after 0045 hours local time.
RIP, speedy recovery to the injured.

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