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A man who was dressed as a local Afghan policeman and killed two British soldiers pretended to be injured so they would help him, defence sources have said.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said an investigation was under way into the circumstances of the soldiers' deaths at a checkpoint in the south of Nahr-e Saraj and could not comment.
But sources said the killer lured the men from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment to their deaths after faking an injury.
Two soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment were shot dead in Afghanistan today by a man dressed in the uniform of the Afghan local police, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.
The soldiers' next of kin have been informed.
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