On patrol with 2 Rifle in the Sangin valley

On patrol with 2 Rifle in the Sangin valley, where five British soldiers were killed

In the week when five British soldiers were killed by a booby trap in the Sangin valley, Miles Amoore accompanied 2nd Battalion, The Rifles on patrol through one of Afghanistan's most dangerous corners

By Miles Amoore in Sangin
Published: 8:23PM BST 11 Jul 2009

A soldier from C Company 2nd Battalion The Rifles on patrol in Afghanistan Photo: AURELIA DU VIGNAU
The soldiers call it the "Pacman Challenge" – dodging the scores of booby traps, trip wires and charges laid by the Taliban in the fertile soil of Afghanistan's Sangin valley. The reference, to an arcade computer game, is one of the ways the soldiers make light of the deadly gauntlet they run every day in the district.
Almost as soon as they leave their main base at Forward Operating Base Jackson, the soldiers from 2nd Battalion, The Rifles are "dicked" by young
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