Wife of fallen British soldier pays tribute to 'our hero'

The wife of Sergeant Gareth David Thursby, who was shot in Afghanistan on Saturday, has described him as "brave" and a "loving husband". Louise said:

Gareth was the love of my life. He was an amazing husband and father, happy, full of life and kind hearted with a passion for his work and family.

He was brave, hard working, a loving husband who was a devoted father to his children. Our Hero.

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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.