Labour Leader: 'This is a Dark Day'

It is tragic news that six of our soldiers are missing, presumed dead, in Afghanistan. Our hearts go out to their families, friends and colleagues.

This is a dark day. We salute all of our fallen and those who continue to serve in the face of the gravest danger.

– Labour Leader Ed Milband

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Six Dead in Afghan Blast

Six soldiers - five from the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment and one from the 1st Duke of Lancaster - were killed when their Warrior Armoured car was blown up yesterday in Helmand province, says the MoD.