Two UK servicemen die in Afghanistan

Published Oct 25, 2012 05:18am

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British soldiers are seen in Afghanistan. The deaths on Wednesday bring the number of British personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 435.— Photo AFP

LONDON: Britain’s Ministry of Defense says two servicemen have been killed in southern Afghanistan.           

The defense ministry said Wednesday that a Royal Marine from 40 Commando Royal Marines and a soldier from 3 Medical Regiment died from injuries sustained while on patrol in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.

It did not provide further details on the circumstances or name the servicemen, but said their next of kin have been informed.

The deaths bring the number of British personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 435.

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