Road Crash Kills Four In Afghanistan

There was further tragedy for British forces this week as four soldiers have been killed in a road accident in Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that the soldiers, part of a police advisory team, were killed near Gereshk, Helmand province, on Wednesday evening.

They were travelling to help in an incident at a nearby checkpoint when they died.

Lt Col James Carr-Smith, said: "They will be sorely missed and their actions will not be forgotten." Their next of kin have been informed.

Their deaths mean the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001 stands at 307.

The soldiers were travelling in a Ridgeback armoured vehicle which rolled off the road and ended up under water, but the MoD said that enemy action was not thought to have been involved - it was an accident.

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