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Three British soldiers killed when their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Helmand Province in Afghanistan have been named by the Ministry of Defence:
- Corporal William Thomas Savage from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland.
- Fusilier Samuel Flint from The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland.
- Private Robert Murray Hetherington from 51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment Of Scotland.
Their families have been told.
The Ministry of Defence has said that three soldiers who were killed in Helmand province after a roadside bomb attack were travelling in the latest Mastiff 3 armoured vehicle.
ITV News International Editor Bill Neely reports:
The spokesman for the international forces in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Gunter Katz, has said that stability is improving in Helmand, despite the latest death of three UK soldiers.
Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, has said that the three soldiers killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, were engaged in protection work.
He added: "This is a very timely reminder that there are still tremendous risks for our forces [in Afghanistan]."
Flags at the barracks which houses Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland in Penicuik, near Edinburgh, are at half mast today following the death of three soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister has led tributes to the troops, who were killed by a roadside bomb while on patrol in Helmand Province. Six others were injured in the blast.
The soldiers were the first to die in an attack while travelling in a Mastiff, one of the Army's safest armoured vehicles, as ITV News' Paul Davies reports.
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