Afghan War: Another 4 British Troops Killed In One Single Day

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Friday, 8 may 2009, the British Ministry of Defense has made an announcement about Four British soldiers that been killed in three incidents happened only in one day in separate attacks in Afghanistan. These deaths happened in the southern Helmand province, afghanistan, the ministry said.

Two of those soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber that happened Thursday afternoon during a patrol in Gereshk. one from 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles and the other one from 173 Provost Company, 3rd Regiment, Royal Military Police,.

Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand said: "With heavy heart we report another extremely sad situation, where lives of our courageous soldiers have been sacrificed for the greater good of the Afghan people,"

"Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go to their families and loved ones and we offer our thoughts and prayers to them all at this most painful and distressing time."

Brigadier-General Richard Blanchette, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) spokerperson added: "The insurgents repeatedly and intentionally harm the innocent Afghans we are committed to protecting, in support of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

"This senseless act of violence was committed with the full knowledge that a large number of Afghan lives would be lost." "Afghan and international forces will not be deterred by these irrational insurgent tactics."

Another British soldier from the 2nd Battalion The Rifles was killed on thursday evening, by an explosion when he traveled in a Jackal 4x4 patrol vehicle.

Earlier in the same day, a soldier from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland was killed by a gunshot wound. He had been on patrol with the Afghan National Army in the vicinity of Woqab, close to Musa Qala.
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