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]."
Family, friends and colleagues have been remembering three British soldiers killed in a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
The deaths of three British soldiers in one incident in Afghanistan still has the power to shock us. And yet it is no surprise.