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The MoD has confirmed the deaths in Afghanistan of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar. They were from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based at Folkestone.
Lieutenant Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Kunwar were based in Checkpoint Prrang in the southern area of Nahr-e Saraj. On 30th October they were participating in a shura (meeting) with Afghan policemen inside the checkpoint. They were shot by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform.
Two Kent-based soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan are expected to be named later.
Folkestone's First Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles are stationed in Helmand Province.
It's understood that the two men were shot by a man wearing an Afghan Police uniform.
The Ministry of Defence has announced the death of two soliders in Afghanistan. The soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, based at Shorncliffe Barracks in Folkestone, were killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province.
The soldiers' next of kin have been informed.
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