Did you see the first report? Exactly as you've posted and spoken by the news announcer in the studio. Perfectly factual and straightforward, then, "Over to our man outside the MOD". ( Why, does he think Phillip Hammond will bounce down the steps for a chin-wag or something?)Up he pops, obviously freezing his bollocks off in the wind and drizzle, and then proceeds to tell us that 6 soldiers from "the Duke of Yorkshires regiment" were killed and basically mangles and re-hashes the original report, telling us nothing new but getting the basic facts wrong. Pointless, annoying and disrespectful to the dead IMHO.
I disagree with that point of view. As Guru has said, it is what keeps 24 hour News channels ticking. Sadly, this is big news due to the number of casualties (and breaking the 400 barrier) and will probably lead all UK media outlets for the next couple of days or so. The guy outside the MOD is only doing is job and some posters on this site would be having a go if this was relegated to a "number 5 news item" as is usually the case when it is a single fatality.
Terrible, terrible news all the same and my thoughts are with the units concerned. RIP.