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Deaths take British Afghan toll to 201

Two more British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, taking the number of UK personnel killed since operations began in 2001 to 201.


One, from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh, died in hospital from wounds suffered in a blast on Thursday.

The second, from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, died after an explosion on Saturday while on foot patrol in Sangin, Helmand province.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown described the death as "deeply tragic news".

"Today is a day of mourning, and also a day of reflection. I want to thank the entire armed forces and the families and communities which sustain them," he said.

"We owe it to you all never to forget those who have died. But my commitment is clear: we must and will make Britain safer by making Afghanistan more stable.

"We will honour and support those who have been killed or wound

Added: Aug-16-2009 
By: ursad
Afghanistan, Middle East
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