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Two British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 May 2012
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May 04, 2012

Two British soldiers have been killed after a Taliban attack on their base in southern Afghanistan.

The soldiers, part of the Royal Logistics Corp, died in a mortar attack in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand Province.

Their deaths bring the number of British personnel killed in Afghanistan to 412.

Britain has some 9,500 troops in Afghanistan, mainly based in volatile Helmand.

Britain plans to withdraw its combat troops by 2014, when responsibility for security is handed over to Afghan forces.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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