Up to three British soldiers have been wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, according to Iraqi police.

The blast hit near a British military convoy north of Basra.

Witnesses reported three soldiers were injured and airlifted from the scene.

The British military confirmed "an incident" occurred but gave no details.

The attack took place in the Gzeiza area on the northern outskirts of Iraq's second largest city, said Iraqi Lieutenant Colonel Karma al-Zaidi.,,30000-1191405,00.html

Stay safe lads.
The BBC version:

British soldier 'wounded in Iraq'

A British soldier has been injured in the Iraqi city of Basra, after a suspected roadside bomb targeted a military convoy, reports say.

An Iraqi police officer said the attack, which took place on the outskirts of the southern city, also damaged a vehicle.

Witnesses said three soldiers were wounded and taken away by helicopter.

The Ministry of Defence confirmed an incident had taken place, but did not confirm that there had been casualties.
BBC link here.

No official line on capbadge yet, although the BBC website is showing a pic of some Coldm Gds types.

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