14/02/2011

Two British Soldiers Die In Fire

Two British soldiers have died in what is believed to be domestic fire.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) released a statement which said the men, based at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, were not thought to have died as a result of enemy action.

The men served with the Royal Logistic Corps.

Next of kin have been informed.

Wing Cdr Martin Tinworth said: "Our heartfelt condolences go out to both soldiers' family and friends.

“Both soldiers were involved in vital support work for the UK forces who continue to bring hope and stability across Afghanistan."

The MoD said: "The incident is under investigation and more information will be released when known."

Since 2001, here have been 356 British deaths on operations in Afghanistan.

(BMcN/GK)

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