PM: UK has 'paid a very high price' in Afghanistan

David Cameron said British soldiers still deployed in Afghanistan are doing "important work".

The Prime Minister admitted the UK has "paid a very high price for the work we are doing in Afghanistan" after three British soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack.

The deaths take the number of UK service members who have lost their lives since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001 to 444.

David Cameron told ITV's Daybreak: "We have paid a very high price for the work we are doing in Afghanistan.

"It is important work because it is vital that that country doesn't again become a haven for terrorists, terrorists that can threaten us here in the UK but today our thoughts should be with the families and friends of those that have suffered."

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Afghan bomb soldiers tributes

The families and friends of three soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been paying tributes to the men. Corporal William Savage, Fusilier Samuel Flint and Private Robert Hetherington died in a bomb attack on Tuesday.