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Four Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

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Four soldiers are killed in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan, the MoD says. Next of kin have been told of the deaths.



Four British soldiers have been killed in a road accident in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

The soldiers were travelling in a Ridgeback armoured vehicle which rolled off the road and ended up under water.

The soldiers, part of a police advisory team, were killed near Gereshk, Helmand province, on Wednesday evening. They were travelling to help in an incident at a nearby checkpoint when they died.

Lt Col James Carr-Smith, said: "They will be sorely missed and their actions will not be forgotten." Their next of kin have been informed.

Three soldiers were from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment and one soldier was from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, who was attached to 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment.

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