Soldiers presumed dead in Afghan explosion

Lt Col Gordon Mackenzie said:

"I have the tragic duty to report that six soldiers are missing, believed killed, during a security patrol. The six soldiers were on patrol in a Warrior Armoured _Fighting Vehicle when it was _caught in an explosion."

The Ministry of Defence says the soldiers' next of kin have been informed of the incident.

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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.