Three soldiers killed in three days

Three British soldiers have been killed in Iraq in three days.

The latest soldier to die was Corporal Christopher Read, 22, who was one of those injured in an operation to round up suspected militants in Basra.

Serving with the 3 Regiment Royal Military Police, Cpl Read was seriously injured in a roadside blast that killed his colleague Lance Corporal Ryan Francis, 23, of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh.

An investigation is taking place into a fatal accident in which Rifleman Edward Vakabua, 23, of 4th Battalion The Rifles, was killed at the Basra Palace base on Friday.


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