Brit convoy attacked in Afghanistan

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  1. Just heard this on BBC, talk of 2 injured
  2. Three British soldiers were injured, two of them seriously in a suspected bomb attack in Afghanistan yesterday.

    They were travelling in an armed Landrover carrying out a search as part of a convoy in the province of Helmand when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.

    The soldiers are the first combat casualties suffered by British forces since the announcement of the deployment of almost 6000 troops into southern Afghanistan. The injured soldiers, one of whom was described as "walking wounded" are been treated at a medical facility in Kandahar.

    This was the second attack targeting British forces in Helmand in less than a week. A suicide bomber carried out an attack at the headquarters of Provincial Reconstruction Team, used by UK forces, in the capital Lashkar Gar.

    I hope the wounded make a full recovery - thankfully their injuries are said to be minor.

  4. It was a mine that had been washed into a Wadi that they drove over.

    One of those places where OPTAG tell you not to go as the mines are washed into them in the floods!
  5. Get well soon lads.
  6. Have you guys heard anything about Basrah today? just heard something on the news....