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Dorset soldier killed

A soldier from Bournemouth has been named as one of two who were shot and killed in Helmand Province.

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Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Sgt Luke Taylor and LCpl Michael Foley Credit: MoD

The MoD has confirmed the deaths of Sergeant Luke Taylor, 33, of the Royal Marines and LCpl Michael Foley, 23, from Nelson in Lancs. Sgt Taylor, from Bournemouth, leaves behind his wife Nicola and young son, Roan. Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said they were brave and committed soldiers.

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