From the BBC: Updated: Thursday, 4 November, 2004, 18:04 GMT Three UK soldiers killed in Iraq British troops were controversially redeployed to Camp Dogwood Three British troops have been killed in Iraq, the Armed Forces Minister Adam Ingram has confirmed. The deaths, as well as a number of other casualties, happened in the area patrolled by the Black Watch, but no more details have yet been released. The 850-strong force have been attacked repeatedly since arriving at Camp Dogwood on Friday. The troops were controversially redeployed to the base, 20 miles from Baghdad, following a US request. Critics suggested the redeployment dragged Britain deeper into the turmoil of post-war Iraq and was part of political manoeuvring by the American government during their campaign for re-election. Under attack Since British Black Watch troops arrived in the area they have come under attack. One mortar exploded at the Camp Dogwood complex early on Tuesday evening. Five other "impacts" which did not explode were also reported. On Tuesday, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon said he was "confident" Black Watch would be back in their base in southern Iraq within 30 days.