Two Brit sldrs seriously injured in another suicide attack

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  1. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    BBC News:


    Two British soldiers have been seriously injured in a suicide attack in Iraq, the Ministry of Defence said.
    The troops were part of the Black Watch battle group stationed at Camp Dogwood 20 miles (32km) from Baghdad, having been re-deployed from Basra.

    The MoD said they were injured in the attack at 0922 local time and had been airlifted to a US field hospital.

    The injuries came after three soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a checkpoint near Falluja on Thursday.

    Battle group

    The two soldiers suffered serious injuries to their lower legs, BBC correspondent Ben Brown said from Camp Dogwood.

    The pair are due to be flown to a military hospital in Germany within 24 hours.

    The battle group includes an armoured reconnaissance from B Squadron, Queen's Dragoon Guards, elements of 40 Commando Royal Marines, and supporting specialists from the Royal Engineers, Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, and Royal Military Police.

    The battle group had begun a major operation ahead of an expected raid on Falluja by US Marines.

    They blocked off a key bridge on the eastern bank of the River Euphrates in the regiment's biggest mission since it was redeployed to central Iraq on 27 October.

    The operation has intensified speculation that American and Iraqi troops will launch an imminent raid on Falluja.

    Ben Brown, at the troops' base, said the plan is to stop fighters and weapons being moved by Sunni insurgents.

    The operation comes days after three soldiers from the regiment were killed.

    Sgt Stuart Gray, 31, Pte Paul Lowe, 19 and Pte Scott McArdle, 22, all from Fife, died in a suicide bomb attack at a checkpoint near Falluja on Thursday



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3990419.stm
     
  2. I second that sentiment Ease

    But I fear that if , as reported a medevac to Germany is involved ,it may mean a bit more than that.

    I am not given to praying, but lately , I find I am increasingly doing so.

    My hopes and prayers for a speedy recovery , to the familiy and colleagues of the inhjured.
     
  3. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    If AE to Germany is what's really planned, then it's the same as us sending wounded back to RCDM. It doesn't necessarily mean that the injuries are life-threatening - in fact it probably means that they aren't. Early AE for definitive treatment after stabilisation is SOP.

    It is a matter of concern if we can't even treat our own guys when they are evacuated from theatre, but that's what you get when you sell military medicine out to the lowest bidder. Maybe the NHS has no beds - again.
     
  4. Oh ffs - not again 8O

    Hpoing that the injuries are not too acute, wishing the boys a quick recovery.
     
  5. And sadly, probably not the last. Bliar's got a lot of blood on his hands. :twisted:
     
  6. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    But Claymore, Bliar did say that he was prepared to play the blood price......

    When can we bleed him ?
     
  7. Tell me why the BW are there again?
    Then justify why they should remain.
    Then get them out of there.

    Angry.

    Gods speed in recovering.

    Beebs x
     
  8. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

    I am reminded of this little poem by Kipling, which Prodigal posted on the 'War Poems' forum:


    Very apposite.

    I may just ask for it to be read on Wireless 4's 'Poetry Please', dedicated to Bliar, of course.
     
  9. Another sad day for the Black Watch

    Speedy recovery fella's

    Thoughts with them
     
  10. Thanks Viro

    That sets my mind a bit more at ease , but not much :cry:
     
  11. Get well soon guys. :(
     
  12. Why don't we just give the rag's the passwords and Batco for the next 6 months aswell. :x
     
  13. Sunday, 7 November, 2004, 18:53 GMT

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/3990899.stm