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Two British Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan
Two British soldiers, from The Royal Logistic Corps, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.
The families of the soldiers, who were serving in Helmand province, have been informed of their deaths.
They were killed in an indirect fire attack on Forward Operating Base Ouellette, in the northern part of Nahr-e Saraj district.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said: "Sadly, I must report that today that two soldiers from The Royal Logistic Corps attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup were killed in an indirect fire attack on their base.
"The thoughts and condolences of everyone serving in the Combined Force are with their families and friends."
The MoD said that it would be releasing no further details after a request from the soldiers' families.
Their deaths take the number of British service personnel killed in action since the conflict began in 2001 to 372.
The total number of fatalities, including accidents and illnesses, now stands at 412.