Photographs of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

The Ministry of Defence has released these photographs of the two soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment who were killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

They are Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas James Wroe.

Sergeant Gareth Thursby (L) and Private Thomas James Wroe Credit: MoD

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Killed British soldiers named

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by a man dressed as a local policeman have been named as Sergeant Gareth Thursby and Private Thomas Wroe of 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.