Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by suspected friendly fire, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The MoD said the soldiers, from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, were killed on Thursday at approximately 1830 local time.
Two other soldiers were also injured in the incident, when their patrol was attacked by Taleban insurgents in the Helmand province.
LONDON (Reuters) - Three British soldiers have been killed in southern Afghanistan in a suspected "friendly fire" incident, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday. Two other soldiers were injured.
"Their patrol was attacked by Taliban insurgents and during the intense engagement that ensued, close air support was called in from two U.S. F15 aircraft to repel the enemy. A single bomb was dropped and it is believed the explosion killed all three soldiers who were declared dead at the scene," the ministry said in a statement.
My sincere condolences to all those who grieve the loss of their loved one.
What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
My thoughts too with those wounded and their families, The Royal Anglian Regiment who have suffered so many losses and all the medical staff who try so very hard in often impossible circumstances - my heart goes out to you all.